Black and Green Beans Zucchini Noodles

Black and Green Beans Zucchini Noodles
Black and Green Beans Zucchini Noodles

This Black and Green Beans Zucchini Noodles recipe is fresh, healthy, and takes less than 15 minutes to put together. Dinner panic? Never again with this easy, quick, and modifiable recipe, for your ultimate cooking pleasure. I couldn’t be more serious.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see it. Please tag @LivityGardens on Instagram and use the hashtag #LivityGardens.

If you like zucchini noodles as much as I do, check out this Zoodles with Turkish Tomato and Avocado Sauce recipe.

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Black and Green Beans Zucchini Noodles

Black and Green Beans Zucchini Noodles
  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup green beans, cut in 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1” piece fresh ginger, smashed (optional)
  • 1” piece fresh turmeric, smashed (optional)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 full cup of kale, in a chiffonade
  • 4 zucchini, spiralized
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • Fresh herbs, olive oil, lemon juice (for my go-to vinaigrette, click here)

Instructions

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions, bell pepper, green beans, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and generous pinches of sea salt and pepper. Sauté until the vegetables are starting to soften, 3-4 minutes. Add the beans and kale, and heat through. Take off the heat. Place zoodles at the bottom of a shallow bowl and top with the beans mixture. Top with fresh herbs, olive oil, and lemon juice, or your favorite vinaigrette. Bon appétit!

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Nouilles de zucchini aux haricots noirs et fèves vertes

Black and Green Beans Zucchini Noodles
  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 c. à soupe d’huile de coconut
  • 1 petit oignon rouge, en dés
  • 1/2 poivron rouge, en dés
  • 1 tasse de fèves vertes, coupées en morceaux de 1/2 pouce
  • 2 gousses d’ail, pelées et écrasées
  • 1 bout de gingembre frais de 1 pouce, écrasé (optionnel)
  • 1 bout de curcuma frais, écrasé (optionnel)
  • 1 boîte de haricots noirs, rincés et égouttés
  • 1 tasse de kale, coupé en chiffonnade
  • 4 zucchinis, en juliennes
  • Sel de mer et poivre noir, au goût
  • Herbes fraîches, huile d’olive, jus de citron frais (ou cette vinaigrette tout usage)

Instructions

Dans une grande poêle, faire chauffer l’huile à feu moyen-élevé. Ajouter les oignons, le poivron, les fèves vertes, l’ail, le gingembre, le curcuma, et de généreuses pincées de sel de mer et poivre. Faire revenir pendant 3 à 4 minutes, jusqu’à ce que les légumes deviennent tendres. Ajouter les haricots noirs et le kale, réchauffer. Retirer du feu. Placer les zucchinis en juliennes sur un plat de service. Couvrir du mélange de légumes. Garnir d’herbes fraîches, d’un trait d’huile d’olive, et de jus de citron frais. Bon appétit!

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Fennel, Carrot and Chickpea Fricassée

Fennel, Carrot and Chickpea Fricassée
Fennel, Carrot and Chickpea Fricassée

This Fennel, Carrot and Chickpea Fricassée is quick and tasty. Fricassée is a French dish made by half sautéing, half stewing pieces of meat, and serving them in a thick white sauce. My grandpa used to make it often.  He would make his fricassée in its even simpler form, by sautéing ground beef in loads of butter along with lots of diced onion and celery. He would then deglaze the pan with hot black tea, add some heavy cream, whole peppercorns, fresh parsley, and there you had it! Sometimes he would add cut up potato cubes in there.

Well, as you can imagine, this fricassée recipe is much different. First, you HAVE to use the freshest vegetables you can find. Because the vegetables are the stars, there are very few other seasonings. I sauté the veggies until they are soft, but not browned. I then add some liquid, to continue the cooking, but just enough so that it doesn’t turn into a soup. I removed my grandpa’s beloved cream, obviously, but did not substitute. You can serve with a dollop of fresh coconut yogurt, if you’d like.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see it. Please tag @LivityGardens on Instagram and use the hashtag #LivityGardens.

If you like chickpeas, check out these other great recipes: Chickpea Chole, Quick Fennel and Garbanzo Beans Soup and Chickpea Curry with Figs and Apricot.

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Fennel, Carrot and Chickpea Fricassée

Fennel, Carrot and Chickpea Fricassée
  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 34 shallots, sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 fennel bulbs, cored and sliced thin
  • 2 carrots, cut into small cubes
  • 1 red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, cut into small cubes
  • 1 large celery stalk, cut into small cubes
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large handful spinach, large leaves torn
  • 1/2 to 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Garnish: fresh fennel fronds, fresh parsley

Instructions

In a large straight-edge sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat. When hot, add the shallots, garlic, fennel, carrots, bell pepper, celery, thyme sprigs, and generous pinches of sea salt and pepper. Sauté over medium heat, stirring often, so the vegetables cook, but do not brown or burn, about 10 minutes. Add the chickpeas and mix well. Add some stock, a little bit at a time, so that the vegetables are wet, but the broth isn’t soupy. Add the spinach and toss until just wilted. Taste and adjust seasonings. Bon appétit!

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Fricassée de fenouil, carottes et pois chiches

Fennel, Carrot and Chickpea Fricassée
  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 c. à soupe d’huile de pépin de raisin
  • 3 à 4 échalotes françaises, en tranches minces
  • 3 gousses d’ail, émincées
  • 3 bulbes de fenouil, sans le coeur et en tranches minces
  • 2 carottes, coupées en petits cubes
  • 1 poivron rouge, jaune ou orange, coupé en cubes
  • 1 branche de céleri, coupée en cubes
  • 1 branche de thym frais
  • 1 boîte de pois chiches, rincée et égouttée
  • 2 grosses poignées d’épinards
  • 1/2 à 1 tasse de bouillon de légumes
  • Sel de mer et poivre, au goût
  • Garnish: fresh fennel fronds, fresh parsley

Instructions

Chauffer l’huile à feu moyen dans une grande poêle à rebords hauts. Ajouter les échalotes, l’ail, le fenouil, les carottes, le poivron, le céleri, la branche de thym, et de généreuses pincées de sel de mer et de poivre. Faire revenir à feu moyen, en brassant souvent, pendant environ 10 minutes. Ajouter les pois chiches et bien brasser. Ajouter du bouillon de légumes, un peu à la fois, afin qu’il s’évapore lentement. Ajouter les épinards et mélanger jusqu’à ce qu’ils soient légèrement cuits. Goûter et ajuster les saveurs. Bon appétit!

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