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 Daniluk, RHN: Nutritionist and TV personality, Julie Daniluk is the award-winning, bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation & Slimming Meals That Heal. Her 3rd book, Hot Detox, was on the Canadian Bestseller’s list for 11 weeks in 2017 and is already in its second printing. Julie is finishing her 4th book due for release in September 2021 by Penguin/Random House Canada. Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing battle between taste and nutrition. Over the past 10 years the show has aired in 78 countries and in 11 different languages. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show. She is in her 10th season as a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show. Check out more information at and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram @juliedaniluk

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