Pomegranate Glazed Green Beans & Portobellos

Pomegranate Glazed Green Beans & Portobellos
Pomegranate glazed green beans.

The days may be getting longer but for this casita-bound goddess (I'm not one to strap on skis or skates or hurtle downhill on a toboggan, Darling) each successive chilly day invades my bookworm bones a little deeper. I get restless. I get itchy.

Don't you?

So after a leg stretching day in Santa Fe doing errands and getting a total pick-me-up shake-me-loose hair cut, Steve and I headed back to our quiet casita by the mesa with a bag of fresh green beans and portobellos and a bottle of Trader Joe's Pomegranate Glaze. Something new to try.

Just for fun.

Pomegranate Glazed Green Beans and Portobellos Recipe

When you are craving a fresh and quick side dish, this snappy and tart combo of flavors fits the bill.

Ingredients:

3 cups green beans, trimmed
1 large or 2 medium portobello mushrooms, cut into chunks
Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Trader Joe's Pomegranate Glaze -or balsamic vinegar- to taste

Instructions:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and add in the green beans and portobellos. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Shake and cook until the veggies are crisp-tender. Pour the Pomegranate Glaze (enough to coat lightly) over the green beans and mushrooms, and toss to coat. Lower the heat to medium and cook until tender - or to your liking.

This simple side dish cozies up to a lot of flavors. Try pairing it with my Brown Sugar Turkey Meatloaf, Pineapple Salmon Brown Rice Bake, Italian Meatballs, or my Pinon Brown Rice Bake.

Serves 4.


Recipe Source: glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com

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20 comments:

  1. Paintsmile14:35

    I can't wait to try this recipe. It looks awesome! I personally use Volcanic Nectar instead of honey because it's sweeter and better for you. I'm also diabetic and have to be careful. You can get it at http://www.volcanicnectar.com

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  2. Hey Lynn aka GF Poet,

    I can't cope with roots. I had Michael do foil highlighting with two shades of blonde to match my coloring. It really did perk me up. xoxo

    Hi Paintsmile! Is the nenctar gluten-free? I don't post links to non-GF items. Thanks!

    Hola, Kalyn! Must be the moon! Steve took that bio photo a month ago and I just got around to posting it - then - I went and changed my hair completely. So. Ha! Now I need another photo update. ;-)

    xoxo

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  3. oh yum. i am makling this very soon. bring on the comfort food!

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  4. paintsmile15:16

    Yes, the Volcanic Nectar is gluten free.

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  5. Yes, k - Bring IT on!

    :-)

    Thanks, Paintsmile!

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  6. elle19:12

    sounds good

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  7. You are torturing me! I'm in my last 5 minutes of work and totally starving.

    What a brilliant idea, to glaze greenbeans with pomegranate... I will have to try this out.

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  8. Hey, nice blog. I just started a blog entitled The Gluten-Free Gourmet because I love to cook, especially gourmet types of food. But then my hubby was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, so we are changing things. You can check out my blog if you want and you can join the gluten-free blog ring if you like. Your recipes not only look delicious, healthy too. I am working on the healthy part. My initial phase was to show my hubby that he can still eat those foods he thought he had to give up. Thanks for your time!
    JUlie :)

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  9. Hey, nice blog. I just started a blog entitled The Gluten-Free Gourmet because I love to cook, especially gourmet types of food. But then my hubby was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, so we are changing things. You can check out my blog if you want and you can join the gluten-free blog ring if you like. Your recipes not only look delicious, healthy too. I am working on the healthy part. My initial phase was to show my hubby that he can still eat those foods he thought he had to give up. Thanks for your time!
    JUlie :)

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  10. That looks absolutely incredible (especially as, here in Toronto, it has very suddenly gotten very cold).

    For those of us without a Crock Pot, though, do you think this could be accomplished on a regular electric stovetop?

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  11. These vegetables have my name written on them all over! yum!

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  12. Hi Elle! Thanks.

    BytheBay~ ;-) I didn't mean to! I swear.

    Hi Julie! Muchas gracias. Sounds like your husband is in good hands. ;-)

    Hey, Aperture! What's up with this cold and snow, anyway? ;-)

    I think this recipe would work best either in:

    a. A Dutch oven [aka big heavy pot], on low heat, covered, simmering; keep an eye on it.

    b. A covered casserole dish in a moderate oven; keep an eye on it.

    Cooking time will depend upon individual factors; if you've ever done a stove top stew, or a baked stew casserole, use those guidelines and you should be fine. Note: It won't take nearly as long as a Crock Pot. Maybe an hour, or an hour and a half - depending [as above].

    Hi Bea! Great to see you! :-)

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  13. beautiful photograph. the depth of field you've captured here is really defined and the textures of the beans pop with the bright, steam-green color! Of course it looks incredibly tasty as well, but that really goes without saying.

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  14. Linda11:33

    HI Karina,

    THANK YOU so much for this website.....I have dealt with autoimmune diseases for many yrs now; and had NEVER even thought of celiac disease.

    Recently have discovered that periphal nerve problems are associated with Celiac disease and your website is a GODSEND!!

    THANKS SO MUCH and I will gladly pass out your cards...

    Hugs
    Linda

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  15. First visit to your blog and I am so impressed! The dishes sound phenomenal - thanks for sharing them!

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  16. Hi Linda!

    Auto-immune diseases are scary. They tend to run in families. Gluten can be a trigger. Peripheral neuropathy, ataxia, even small siezures can be a part of the gluten sensitive spectrum. I'm glad you are being proactive. Welcome!

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  17. Hey T & T ~

    I'm glad you found GFG. Stop in again soon! :-)

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  18. Carol14:31

    Karina,

    I tried the Chicken Tropicale and loved it. I kept the left overs all to myself for brown-bag lunches! My family asked that I try it without the coconut milk next time, which I will. I tasted the sauce before adding the coconut milk and thought it was delicious at that point, too.

    Hope you had a wonderful trip. Please tell us about your adventures in the world of restaurants.

    Best,
    Carol

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  19. Hi Carol!

    Glad you liked this recipe. I have been craving tropical flavors lately.

    Will post about LA dining, soon.

    Happy *Hearts* Day!

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  20. YUM! We made this to pair with some salmon fillets tonight and it's a keeper. My husband went back for more seconds; I suggested that we serve the remaining serving with some eggs for breakfast tomorrow.

    I used precut French green beans from Costco. Since they're thinner than regular green beans, I sauteed the diced portobellos for 4-5 minutes before adding the beans...I like the green beans pretty crisp but the mushrooms melty so this worked great! I used pomegranate molasses, which the mushrooms soaked up beautifully!

    We'll definitely be enjoying this side all fall long! Thanks, Karina!

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