Monday, 19 May 2014

Recipe: Green and white bean casserole

Today was another beautiful sunny day in Montreal. A wonderful day for a long weekend Monday. One things that I love about summer is that the fruits and vegetables are so much more affordable and local. There's a small outdoor market near my place so this afternoon I walked over and picked up some extra ingredients to make a green bean casserole.

 At the market.

This is one of my go-to recipes for whenever I can't think of what else to cook. It's flavourful, healthy, and filling. I like to eat it on rice, pasta, or quinoa, or with some good bread.

Arsty shot of vegetables

Before roasting. Aren't the colours lovely?

After roasting

The casserole on a bed of quinoa. Good combo!

Recipe: Green and white bean casserole
Makes 4 servings

-3 cups green beans, cut in half
-1 can white kidney beans
-1 large red onion
-10 peeled garlic cloves
-1-1/2 cherry tomatoes
-1 cup chopped dill
-1/4 cup olive oil
-2 tbs nutritional yeast
-salt and pepper to taste
-1/4 cup fresh orange or lemon juice
-2 tbs red wine vinegar
-1 tbs dijon mustard

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In a large casserole dish, place all ingredients except for orange juice, vinegar, and mustard. Mix together thoroughly. Put the casserole in the oven and allow to roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the onion are beginning to brown. Stir occasionally.

3. While the vegetables are roasting, whisk together the orange juice, vinegar, and mustard.

4. When the casserole is done in the oven, add the orange juice dressing and mix everything together.

5. Enjoy!

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