Green is one of my favourite colours - green in nature signifies health and growth, the colour of spring, of renewal and rebirth. For the longest while now I've been craving green, leafy food - green vegetables have always been my favourite above carrots, pumpkin, beetroot and most of the 'red' vegetables (the only thing I DON'T eat is green peppers!), so I'm always on the look-out for tasty ways to prepare the greenery. I love preparing simple and easy meals, nothing too elaborate for me, and I found this steamed green beans recipe at the Woolworths TasteMag site. As it also has broccoli in it, it has turned out to be one of my favourites.
I know that cravings are a way of your body letting you know where to get some vitamin or mineral that it is lacking and leafy green veggies are full of vital nutrients like Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, B complex, Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium. Seems like my body is missing a lot of vitamins... Time to make a veggie garden...
Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
Serves: 6 - 8
Dietary considerations: Low carb
Category: Vegetarian / Easy / Great value / Quick
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
700 g green beans, trimmed
460 g tender broccoli stems
150 g salted butter
1 bunch sage, leaves picked
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cook the beans and broccoli in salted boiling water for 2 minutes, or until tender. Drain and refresh under running cold water. Set aside. Place the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat and stir until melted. Add the sage leaves and gently cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until crispy. Add the beans, broccoli, sea salt and pepper, and toss to heat through.
Arrange on a plate and spoon over the sage butter to serve.