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Broccoli and Green Beans with Green Sauce

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • 8 cups (8 oz.) spinach, tough stems trimmed
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons rice or white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 2 cups (12 oz.) green beans, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 cups (1 medium bunch) broccoli, cut into small florets
In a blender, combine the spinach, broth, vinegar, oil, soy sauce, and ginger. Puree until smooth. In a large saucepan, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Add the green beans and broccoli; cook, covered, for 7 minutes, or just until the vegetables are tender. Drain. To serve, drizzle some green sauce onto each plate and top with one-fourth of the green beans and one-fourth of the broccoli.
 
Serves:
4
 
3 Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
 
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
 
Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 56
Total Fat: 0.8g
Saturated Fat: 0.1g
% of Calories from Fat: 11%
% of Calories from Saturated Fat: 2%
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 12g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Sodium: 166mg
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber, and a good source of folate.

Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.
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