Ginger Steamed Green Beans and Carrots

For my snack today, I wanted to try something other than apples and peanut butter. So, I tossed together the green beans and carrots that I just freshly bought from the farmer’s market. I usually cook them on the stove top, but I was reading an article that suggested how steaming vegetables is better than stir-frying them because you don’t lose the nutrients of the vegetables. Therefore, I tried steaming the green beans and carrots in my microwave and tossed them with some olive oil and spices. I thought the ginger really added a nice zing to the vegetables and it’s a perfect spice topping since it has digestive power and helps to fit a lot of inflammations. This recipe was really simple, easy to make, and yummy. You can even use this recipe as a side dish to an entree or an appetizer.


The Recipe

Yields 1 Serving

Serving Size: 1 bowl

1 cup of green beans

1 carrot, diced

1 tsp – 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger

1 tbsp dried or roasted sesame seeds

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt (optional)



1. Place the green beans and diced carrot into a bowl filled with water. Steam that with a microwavable cover for ~2 minutes in the microwave. You can cook it for longer depending on how cooked you want them – I liked them semi-raw and semi-cooked.

the green peas and carrots with water

2. Drain the water out. Toss the vegetables in olive oil and sprinkle with the sesame seeds, garlic powder, and grated ginger. Eat warm!


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