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Sauteed Green Beans with Red Capsicum

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This green bean side dish is a delicious and healthy addition to any meal. Sauteed with onions and tossed with red capsicum, it's a vegan dish that packs a flavour punch.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
15 minutes
SERVES
4-6

About this recipe

This vegan side dish recipe for sautéed green beans with red capsicum strips is perfect for any occasion. The partially steamed or boiled green beans are tossed in a pan with onions, adding a savoury flavour to the dish. Seasoned with salt and pepper, this recipe is a healthy and flavourful addition to any meal. This recipe complements perfectly with my roasted Brussels sprouts recipe and Baked Cauliflower with tahini sauce recipe, which can also be found on my website. Enjoy this simple and delicious green bean side dish today!”

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Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 500g string beans, ends trimmed
  • Olive oil, for sautéing
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 red capsicums, sliced into strips
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped

Tahini Sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ cup tahini hulled
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt to season
  • ½ cup cold water (it may be less or more – see Cook’s note)

Notes from Rouba

  • Use fresh and crisp green beans for the best texture and taste
  • Partially steam or boil the green beans to make them tender before sauteeing
  • Don’t overcook the green beans, they should still have a slight crunch
  • Toss the green beans with the onions and red capsicum until they’re coated with the oil and seasoning – Be careful not to overcook
  • Add a sprinkle of chopped walnuts or sesame seeds for some extra crunch and nutrition after plating
  • String Green Beans – Learn more here 

Method

Step 1.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the string beans and cook for about 3 minutes or until partially steamed. Drain and set aside.

In a large frying pan, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Place the partially steamed string beans in the frying pan with the onion and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the beans are tender but not overcooked

Add in sliced red capsicum strips and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.

 

Step 2.

Place tahini, lemon juice, and crushed garlic into a bowl. Whisk while adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time until creamy and smooth. The consistency should be creamy and pourable similar to thickened cream before whipping. You may add more or less water than what’s specified above. Season with salt.

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