Green Bean & Spinach Vegetable Side-Dish (serves 4-6)

 Sometimes making sure we eat something green with every meal, can be a hassle or very hum-drum (like a salad!). Here is a great green side-dish to add to your repertoire.

Green Bean & Spinach Vegetable Side-Dish

It is green, healthy and delicious!

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You will need: 3 cups green beans, 8 scallions, sliced, 4 sage leaves, finely chopped, 10 oz spinach leaves, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper flakes, 2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil, 1 cup chicken or veggie broth, sea-salt and black pepper to taste.

1 – Put pot of water on to boil. When it boils, add the green beans and blanch for about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside. When cool enough to handle, cut the beans into 1 inch pieces (or a little smaller).

2 – Put large saute pan on medium/low heat and add oil. When it has warmed up, add the scallions and cook for about 5 or 6 minutes. Add the green beans and continue to cook for another 3 minutes. Add the chopped sage and stir.

saute scallions,, then blanched green beans

3 – Turn the heat up and add the broth and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, turn off head and add the spinach. Stir until it wilts (about 1 or so minutes). Do not add the spinach until right before serving.

* You can cook this ahead up to adding the broth, and turn of pan until ready to add the spinach. Then simply turn heat on again, bring to a boil and add the spinach*

add spinach

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