Steamed Green Beans
Tossed with red peppers, these green beans are the perfect side dish to any holiday meal.
1 lb (454 g) green beans, trimmed
1 sweet red pepper
2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh basil
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
In steamer over simmering water, steam green beans just until tender-crisp, 5 to 7 minutes.
Meanwhile, seed, core and cut red pepper into strips. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook red pepper, stirring, until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes.
Add green beans, basil, salt and pepper; toss to combine.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup sodium-reduced chicken stock
1/2 tsp pepper
2 green onions, sliced
In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cover and cook potatoes until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and return to pot. Add chicken stock and pepper; mash until smooth.
Serve sprinkled with green onions.
More delicious last-minute Thanksgiving recipes to try:
• Easy Apple Cranberry Sauce
Add apple, brown sugar, and cinnamon to your traditional cranberry sauce for a quick way to spice up an old favourite.
• Rolled Turkey Breast with Artisanal Bread Stuffing
These delicious turkey breast slices with a mushroom gravy make the ideal alternative to the traditional giant turkey feast.
• Maple Pumpkin
These tiny treats of pumpkin puree and maple syrup are served in 6 oz custard cups. Perfect as an after dinner snack or for guests dashing out the door.
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