Easy Frozen Green Bean Salad

I love being able to make a meal out of nothing, and for that reason, I always keep a few bags of frozen vegetables in my freezer. I take pride in being able to whip together a substantial dish from my stash. This is one of my latest creations, and it was too good not to share!

I used green beans, broccoli, and peas for this, with some fresh red onion, orange bell pepper, and grape tomatoes. The only seasoning is salt, pepper, olive oil, and vegan butter. The butter makes it super creamy and heightens all the flavors — make sure not to skimp or skip!

This was our side dish for dinner one night, but it could easily be a lunch or dinner for one, especially if you’re trying to eat on the healthier side! It’s perfect for getting all those nutrients and keeping it light.

1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 red onion, diced
1/2 yellow pepper, diced
1/2 bag frozen green beans
1/2 cup frozen broccoli
1/4 cup frozen peas
Handful grape tomatoes, halved
2-3 Tbsp Earth Balance butter
Salt and pepper

In a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil, red onion, and yellow pepper and saute for 3-4 minutes or until slightly softened. Add broccoli and green beans, stir to incorporate, cover, and reduce heat to medium. Let sit for 3-4 minutes to allow vegetables to defrost and warm. Next, add peas and grape tomatoes, and after 1 minute, add vegan butter and season with salt and pepper. Stir to incorporate and let cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Serves 2

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