Crunchy Vegetables with Almonds and Savory Spices Recipe

A meal of crunchy vegetables with almonds is so tasty that I could eat it at least once a week. The spices in this delicious meal are very much like the ones used in curries but without the cayenne pepper.  I don’t like hot spicy food so I leave it out.

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Green Beans Are Tasty

I was given two big bags of green beans which were fresh. A friend who was to be here for lunch told me, that he does not like green beans so I decided to see if I could change that. Well, it worked and he told me he liked the beans better than the red pepper which I put in mostly to lessen the green bean taste for him. By the way, I love green beans.

This is a very healthy meal filled with superfood vegetables. The green beans have the health benefits from helping lose weight to preventing the spread of HIV to lowering the risk of cancer.

The red pepper which is my favourite of the bell peppers; I think that is because it is sweeter. Bell peppers have 2 times as much vitamin C as oranges; red and yellow bell peppers have 4 times as much.

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I am a great fan of ginger and like to add it to my meals often. Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine have used ginger to help cure and prevent health problems for thousands of years.

For many years I have been using coconut oil in my cooking. Coconut oil once thought as a heart disease-causing saturated fat is now been proclaimed ‘the healthiest oil on earth.’

Almonds are a great crunchy nut to add to the meal and they are packed with protein; almonds are 13 percent protein. Also, they are an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, and copper.

The spices (cumin, coriander, and turmeric) are all very healthy and help with digestion.

Lastly, I always use Himalayan salt because it is the healthiest salt.

Crunchy Vegetables

Crunchy Vegetables with Almonds and Savoury Spices

Keyword almonds, green beans, vegetables
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Fresh Green Beans
  • 2 Red Peppers
  • 1 Onion Large
  • 2 tsp Fresh Ginger
  • 1/3 cup Almonds
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Salt

Instructions

  • Roast almonds, till golden.
  • Wash the green beans and cut the ends off the beans and chop them in half.
  • Slice the red pepper long slices. 
  • Chop the ginger, finely.
  • Steam the beans and ginger until tender which is approximately 5 minutes.
  • Slice the onion into big thin rounds.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into the frying pan and add the sliced onion and red pepper. Sauté on medium heat for about 5 - 7 minutes. 
  • Slice almonds.
  • Add the beans and ginger to the frying pan and stir everything together with the onions.
  • Now add the coriander and cumin to the pan and mix it in.
  • Stir and sauté everything for another few minutes until the taste of the spices mixes in.
  • Now add the salt, almonds, and turmeric and mix everything together.
  • Serve the vegetables with a grain of your choice (quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, millet or buckwheat).
  • Enjoy your very nourishing meal of crunchy vegetables.

Notes

You can use carrots instead of bell peppers which is what I do sometimes. If you do slice them into rounds and steam them with the green beans.
Also, if you would like spicy crunchy vegetables add some cayenne pepper

Find out more about the ingredients I used in this recipe:

Green Beans, bell peppers,  onion, ginger, almonds, coconut oil, Himalayan salt

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Curried Green Beans and Potatoes For a Healthy Meal – Curried green beans with carrots and potatoes are extra special and delicious making a delicious meal. This recipe filled with only healthy ingredients and it is easy to make.

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Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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