String bean and apple sauté: vegan/vegetarian

 

Ingredients:

2 tbsp honey (maple syrup for vegans)
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
juice of one lemon

1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cup fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into pieces
1 large apple cut into bite size pieces (peeled optional)

1/4 c cashews
salt to taste

Directions:

In a small bowl mix honey, lemon juice and sesame seeds for dressing. Set aside.

In a medium sauce pot or skillet, sauté green beans and apple in oil, stirring often until beans start to brown (about 15 minutes). Add honey dressing and cashews, stir well, and shut off heat.

Serves 2: 262 calories per serving or 524 for the whole meal.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The combination of the honey, lemon and apple give this dish a lot of flavor. Frozen string beans can be used as a substitute, but you would need to cook it long enough so the moisture evaporates and then the string beans can brown.

Prosecco

Pairing:

“Prosecco – This Italian sparkling wine will bring out sweetness of the honey and apple. Clean and crisp this wine will not overpower the subtle flavors of the sauté. Serve cold in a champagne flute.”

– Damian Kelley

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