FRESH Ideas: Healthy Thanksgiving sides - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

FRESH Ideas: Healthy Thanksgiving sides

Posted: Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Technology helping house calls make a comeback

    Web Exclusive: Technology helping house calls make a comeback

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:44:03 GMT
    You know the feeling when you or your child gets sick, it can be really tough to get out of bed and drag yourself to the doctor's office.  In some places now technology is bringing the doctor to you.More >>
    You know the feeling when you or your child gets sick, it can be really tough to get out of bed and drag yourself to the doctor's office.  In some places now technology is bringing the doctor to you.More >>
  • Moms-to-be learn how to be Fit for Two

    Moms-to-be learn how to be Fit for Two

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:54:43 GMT
    Exercising during pregnancy may have more benefits than you realize. Research finds it can make labor and delivery easier on your body. There are also benefits for baby. As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise, three times per week enhances the newborn child's brain development.  In this week's Fit City, find out how ETMC is trying to create strong moms and healthy babies with one of its programs. More >>
    Exercising during pregnancy may have more benefits than you realize. Research finds it can make labor and delivery easier on your body. There are also benefits for baby. As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise, three times per week enhances the newborn child's brain development.  In this week's Fit City, find out how ETMC is trying to create strong moms and healthy babies with one of its programs. More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:45:11 GMT
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>

(KYTX) - Most of the side dishes on the Thanksgiving table are high in calories, fat, carbohydrates or sugar. This year, why not introduce something that is healthy, but delicious too.

In this recipe the green beans are accompanied by shelled soybeans and green peas. It's tossed with a mint pesto that coats the vegetables with a fresh flavor. Top with some chopped pecans to add seasonal flavor and a crunchy texture.

Watch a video demonstration of this recipe on tylerpaper.com

 

Bean & Pea Medley with Mint-Pecan Pesto

 

INGREDIENTS

1/2 pound fresh green beans

1 cups sweet green peas

1 cups shelled soybeans (edamame out of its pod)

1 clove garlic

1 cup mint leaves

1/2 cup toasted pecans

1/2 cup olive oil

Salt and black pepper, to taste

1/2 cup toasted pecans and torn mint leaves, for garnish

 

DIRECTIONS

In a food processor add the garlic, mint leaves and pecans. Pulse until finely chopped and then drizzle in the olive oil while processor is running. Set aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for three minutes. Add the peas and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Add the soybeans and cook for another minute. Check for tenderness and cook a bit longer if you want everything to be more tender. Drain well and add some of the pesto while the beans are still hot. Add as little or as much as you like. Pour into a serving bowl and garnish with the extra pecans and mint leaves. Serve immediately.

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.