Ginger Apple Green Beans

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Cool Foods for A Hot Summer‘.

Green beans have the highest antioxidant value of the bean family. They contain quercetin and kaemferol, two very potent antioxidants that are now being researched as a complementary treatment for Parkinson’s disease to stop the death of the dopamine-creating cells and potentially slow the progression of the disease. When I made this recipe for my in-laws, my mother-in-law said, “Eating with you is like dining in a restaurant.” The sweet apple, spicy ginger, and fragrant thyme all combine into a quick and easy delicious summer dish.
(Makes 6 servings.)


  • 4 cups green beans, tips cut off
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh thyme, stem removed
  • Dressing:
  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, grated

1) Steam beans five minutes until crisp tender. Drain.

2) Place all ingredients into bowl and toss with dressing until well coated.

Julie is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and host of Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show aired in over 70 countries. A highly-sought-after anti-inflammatory health expert and speaker, she is the award-winning author of 3 bestselling books. After graduating from both The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, she studied culinary arts at George Brown College, herbalism at Emerson Herbal College, and life coaching with Tony Robbins. Be sure to check out her latest masterclass at and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and <a href=""Youtube.

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