Tuesday, May 26, 2009

broccoli and white beans

this was a side dish i whipped up when we needed something to go with our main course and the pantry was pretty bare. originally, i wasn't sure about the crunchiness of the broccoli with the texture of the creamy white beans. however, by the end of the bowl, i was looking forward to each green floret as it really created a nice contrast.

  • 1/2 head of fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked white beans
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
whisk the apple cider vinegar, sesame oil, garlic and ginger and pour over the chopped raw broccoli florets. allow broccoli to marinate for at least 4 hours, tossing occasionally.

in a large saucepan, add the two cups of cooked white beans and nutritional yeast and bring burner to medium heat. add the broccoli and marinade and cook entire mixture for about 10 minutes. the dish will be slightly creamy, but the broccoli should still have a bit of crunchy texture. add a dash or two of hot sauce if you like heat. serve as a side dish - about 4 servings.

13 comments:

Lauren said...

I love adding white beans to broccoli! YUM, even better with broccoli rabe!

A_and_N said...

simple and nutritious! I liked the idea of adding apple cider vinegar. And I see that you've also taken a liking for POM :)

VeganCowGirl said...

I just LOVE white beans...

Vegan_Noodle said...

Looks like a delicious pairing! White beans are one of my favorite things lately...

Bianca said...

Yummy. I like pretty much anything paired with white beans.

veggievixen said...

mmm super nutritious!

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious... Healthy dish..

jessy said...

broccoli + white beans = the ultimate combination of yumminess! yay! i’ve never had broccoli raw with a tasty dressing before – totally gonna try it out! thanks, miss v!

aTxVegn said...

This is one of my most favorite meals - yum!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

That sure sounds good to me, I love beans!

Adam said...

Broccoli and sesame oil are like the best buds ever. I'll probably whip something like this up tonight, especially with the added protein :)

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shellyfish said...

Broccoli would be great with almost anything - sounds perfect!