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Green Beans with Sweet Potato, Toasted Quinoa and Pecans

Green Beans with Sweet Potato, Toasted Quinoa and Pecans

Serves: 2

Category: Main Dishes - Vegan

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Green beans and sweet potatoes make a tasty and colorful combo. Add a sprinkle of toasted quinoa and pecans and you have a new go-to quick and easy dinner!

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8 ounces green beans
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup low sodium or no-salt-added vegetable broth
2 tablespoons Dr. Fuhrman's Riesling Reserve Vinegar or other flavored vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
2 tablespoons quinoa


Steam green beans for about ten minutes or until just tender. Set aside.

In a large skillet, combine sweet potatoes, raisins, vegetable broth, and vinegar. Cook on medium heat, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes, adding more broth as needed so pan does not become dry.

In a small skillet, heat pecans and quinoa until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and set aside.

When potatoes are tender, stir in steamed green beans and heat through. Place in a serving dish and garnish with toasted quinoa and pecans.

Calories 239; Protein 6 g; Carbohydrates 44 g; Sugars 17 g; Total Fat 6 g; Saturated Fat 0.6 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 80 mg; Fiber 7.1 g; Beta-Carotene 5964 ug; Vitamin C 16 mg; Calcium 87 mg; Iron 2.7 mg; Folate 67 ug; Magnesium 81 mg; Potassium 693 mg; Zinc 1.2 mg; Selenium 2.4 ug

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07/12/2018 05:00 PM

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How many servings?

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07/12/2018 09:10 PM

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It says 2 servings up top (Might have been edited after you asked)


07/13/2018 10:43 AM

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Sounds good.  I'm sure it would be good with the raisins.  However, my husband doesn't like raisins so I think I could do it with cut-up dried apricots or dried unsweetened cherries during the winter & fall.  However, now it is summer and I just bought a ton of fresh fruit at the Farmer's Market so I'm going to try it with that.  I already have sweet potatoes (2 bags worth--does everyone know to keep them out of the light and storing them in a paper bag rather than a plastic bag witll help them last longer too.  I store mine under the sink.) For the fresh fruit if it wasn't totally ripe I would cook it with it but since mine is fragrantly ripe, I will put it on last.  


07/22/2018 06:07 PM

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Easy and delicious! Toasted quinoa was new for me. Loved it! My husband liked it too. I will make it often as the ingredients are ones I'm likely to have on hand.