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SUPERFOOD SUNDAY: Green Beans

greenbeansThis week American families are preparing for their Thanksgiving dinner with much ado about the turkey, gravy, pies, etc. The vegetable side dishes are usually a mere afterthought, but they don’t have to be! Take the humble green bean casserole for example, a popular American Thanksgiving side dish and potluck favorite. Love it or hate it, the Campbell Soup Company created this comfort food dish in 1955 using pantry items most Americans had on hand-canned green beans and Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup. While there is still some valuable nutrition in canned green beans, many of the protective phytochemicals and B vitamins are deactivated in the canning process. That is why I found a fantastic recipe by Bon Appétit featuring fresh green beans. Of course I took out the animal products and made it entirely plant-based!

Bon Appetite’s Best (Vegan) Green Bean Casserole

greenbean_boxThis recipe hack is totally vegan and almost all gluten-free except for the French’s fried onions. French’s fried onions are not wheat-free but you can add sautéed or fried shallots, onions, slivered almonds, or hash brown crisps instead. Be prepared for a thicker sauce with this version.

Ingredients:

8 SERVINGS

Directions:

Original Recipe [1] by Chris Morocco at Bon Appétit