This oil-free Italian Tomato Mushroom Sauté w/ Green Beans is a fast and easy side dish that pairs well with Italian dishes like our Vegan Alfredo Pasta. You can whip it up in a few minutes while your pasta is cooking and it’ll add a lot of extra color and flavor to your meal.
We needed something to go with our Alfredo Pasta so Amelia threw this together one Saturday afternoon with spare parts from the pantry. She’s amazingly talented at making use of spare veggies, and this dish is a delicious example of her creativity.
When Amelia made this recipe the first time, she sautéed it in olive oil, but that was before we thought of oil as a processed food. Now that we know oil is a refined fat like sugar is a refined carb, we no longer cook with it. Instead, we typically sauté in veggie broth or water, and sometimes wine. The key is to cover the pot to trap the moisture, which is commonly referred to as steam frying. It works great and adds additional flavor without the calories and endothelial damaging oil.
This side dish wouldn’t as be good warmed up so we recommend only cooking what you’ll eat with your meal.
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