July 30, 2009

Herbed Green Beans & Carrots

There are times when all I would want to eat is some HOT steamed rice with some fresh vegetables. A great way to fix this simple meal is to steam your favorite vegetables & spice them with some wonderful herbs.

I usually make this dish, with green beans & carrots as they are usually lying around in my pantry & they pair up really really well.
The herbs spice up the dish adding that 'zing' to the otherwise bland vegetables.


You Will Need:
  • 250g Green Beans - Tender & Fresh (trimmed)
  • 200g Carrots ( julienned )
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp rosemary leaves - crushed
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves - crushed
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt as per taste

Method:

  • In a large uncovered saucepan, Cook Beans & Carrots in salted boiling water on medium heat for about 6-8 mins or until tender crisp
  • Drain excess water.
  • Return Beans to the sauce pan, toss with olive oil, crushed rosemary & thyme leaves. Add black pepper powder. Stir over medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  • Let it stand for about 5 minutes before serving

Transfer to a serving bowl & serve warm with HOT steamed rice or even Fried Rice. Enjoi !!!



We had this with Steamed Rice & flavored yogurt. This is what a simple meal really is.

NOTE: You could also serve this as a salad or simple much them when you are hungry.

50 comments:

Vani said...

looks pretty! nice salad

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow.. such vibrant colors.. lovely!

Smitha said...

So colourful and appetizing Deesha... My favorite combination of veggies as well :)

Jaishree said...

so colourful..looks lovely.. Awesome pic deesha:)

kittymatti said...

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Ann said...

Looks so healthy and colorful, very nice pic.

Parita said...

Perfect light meal!

Preety said...

i agree perfect healthy, colorful and light treat..i usually steam the veggies in microwave just another way to do the same..:)

Poornima Nair said...

That's healthy n delicous. Love the colours. You could send this to Jugalbandi's BiColour event if you like, its a great entry.

Padma said...

Veggies look colorful and crunchy ... too good

Mangala Bhat said...

Lovely color,nice dish !

lata raja said...

simple yet lovely dish.

Cynthia said...

The colour-combo is inviting and I can image how well this goes with fresh herbs.

Uma said...

so healthy and yummy :)

ARUNA said...

healthy, pretty and colorful dish!

Nags said...

nice combo evah! :)

Rachel said...

love how the natural colours are retained.

Suparna said...

hi Deesha,
U said it right simple healthy meal....but the satisfaction of this colourful salad is worth in gold :) good one girlie :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,crunchy and colorful looking stir fry!!

Prathibha said...

really a simple n comfort meal..I would like to eat anytime dear

Valarmathi said...

Looks colorful and yummy.

Illatharasi said...

Lovely colour and presentation! Good one!

LG said...

Perfect with a bowl of soup and it makes good meal. I love sauteed vegetables.

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Shri said...

Lovely dish Deesha!Very interesting profile pic-Blue strawberry!Where did you get it?I just picked up the confessions of a shopaholic..And Ayn Rand is a great author, although sometimes it dozes me off:P-Atlas Shrugged.Believe it or not, I read the book for an year..I was on the first page for couple of months!LOL

Priyameena said...

I love this dish...Seems like very healthy...

Divya Vikram said...

Looks colorful n healthy.

sangi said...

1st time here...u have a nice collection of recipes Deesha...
Carrot-beans is a tasty&healthy combination as u said...tnx for the recipe...

Purva Desai said...

simple, healthy and lovely salad

Red Chillies said...

Very nice colors, beans and carrot not only add color but pair well too.

Suparna said...

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Priya said...

Woww very colourful and delicious dish!

A_and_N said...

Looks gorgeous! :)

EC said...

Thats a combi which I love too..Very colourful one

rekhas kitchen said...

wow so comfort looks so colorful.

Kalyani said...

looking colorful & nice delicious one .......

SJ said...

I haven't used Italian herbs to make this type of dish , have to yours for sure!

btw, I love the tambli in thenginkai shell SO cute!

veggie belly said...

So simple, easy, light and refreshing! This is the perfect recipe to use up my garden herbs for! I have to say, my favorite herb pairing with carrots is fresh mint :))

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's a simple and flavourful recipe...love the herby touch given to it....

Miakoda said...

A simple elegant side dish, Nice! :)

anudivya said...

I love this kind of food... colorful and healthy. Did you use dried thyme?

vidhas said...

Awesome colour , lovley combo. Great click.

Suma Rajesh said...

woo simple dieting best recipe..good entry

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meeso said...

These veggies look great, must be delicious!

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Your veggies look healthy and colourful and appetising.you can visit my blog view my recipes and give ur comments

s said...

looks so healthy and colourful!!

Anonymous said...

How many servings will this recipe yield? And how large is the approximate serving?