A side of green beans is a classic for so many people. This dish is sure to please the traditionalists and also excite those craving something new. Although green beans may be a more commonplace vegetable, they’re incredibly rich in nutrients. Low in calories and high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and folate, green beans are an excellent vegetable to enjoy.
These tahini green beans are great for any senior looking for a low-calorie, low-sodium, heart-healthy dish, and this plant-based side is filled with nutrients and healthy fats coming from tahini.
Time: 30 minutes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 12 oz green beans (1 bag), washed
- ½ cup mushrooms, washed and sliced
- Optional topping: ¼ cup crispy quinoa
- In a large skillet, heat oil and saute garlic until fragrant. Do not burn.
- Add beans and mushrooms, and sauté until tender.
- Remove from skillet and drizzle with tahini.
- To make optional crispy quinoa: Cook ¼ cup dry quinoa per instructions. Toss ¼ cup cooked quinoa with 1 teaspoon olive oil and pan fry until crispy. Top on green beans.