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Creamy Braised Green Beans
Green Beans just happen to be one of my FAVORITE vegetables, so we eat them often!
This SIMPLE recipe keeps the beans tender-crisp, and lightly coated in a super tasty creamy sauce.
Excellent side dish for weeknight suppers, holiday celebrations, and also GREAT for meal prep!
In addition to being versatile and delicious, green beans contain a wealth of nutrients.
Green beans provide some of our daily protein requirements. They also contain vitamins like vitamin A, C, K, B6, and folic acid. Green beans are a good source of minerals such as calcium, iron, manganese, potassium, and copper. They also contain that much-needed fiber!
- 2 lbs fresh or frozen green beans
- 1 cup unsweetened canned coconut milk
- 1 Tbsp gluten-free flour, or Arrowroot powder
- 4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tbsps fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 Tbsps unrefined coconut oil, ghee, or avocado oil
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
If using fresh beans, rinse them thoroughly and pat dry excess moisture.
Trim off the knobby ends of the beans and cut in half if desired.
Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add in your oil.
Carefully place the green beans into the oil and cook, tossing with tongs, for 2 minutes.
Season the beans with sea salt and pepper to your taste.
In a small bowl, whisk coconut milk, flour, garlic, lime juice and cayenne pepper.
Pour your coconut milk mixture over the beans, cover, and reduce the heat. Simmer on low for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender-crisp and sauce thickens a bit.
Taste test, and adjust seasonings to your liking.
Serve hot and enjoy.