Green vegetables are one of the veggies that many people dislike and so don’t eat enough of. But there’s some simple ways to add flavour to greens, making them more enjoyable so you’ll want to eat them more often. And this is one of my favourite ways… Steamed Greens with Dukkah and Lemon.
Let’s talk FODMAPs
You may be wondering about a few of the veggies that I’ve used here, since some are moderate FODMAP choices. Let’s look at them:
- Snow peas or mange tout. Snow peas are moderate in FODMAPs so you can’t have a lot of them, but they are low FODMAP at a serve of 17g or 5 small pods. In a dish like this with the snow peas tossed through it, I chop them into pieces so they’ll spread evenly amongst the other ingredients.
- Broccolini, which I’ve used whole. Whole broccolini is low FODMAP at a serve of 1/2 cup or 45g. You can either keep them whole or chop them into pieces.
- Green beans, rocket (arugula) and baby spinach. These are all low FODMAP at reasonable serves.
Making and serving this delicious side dish
This recipe is ridiculously easy to prepare, making it one of the simplest side dishes to cook. All you need to do is steam the green veggies until they’re just cooked, splash on a little olive oil, then sprinkle with dukkah and lemon. So much flavour with so little effort!
You can serve this delicious side dish is with all sorts of meals, including simply cooked fish or meat. But it also makes an excellent dish to add to a celebratory table. I originally created this dish many years ago for a Christmas table, since its stunning colours can lift any table of food. But after I realised how easy it was to make, I knew it would be perfect on any day of the year.
So how about making Steamed Greens with Dukkah and Lemon. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as much as I do and they’ll have you wanting to eat your greens more often.
Green vegetables with delicious low FODMAP flavour, these Steamed Greens with Dukkah and Lemon make an excellent side dish for celebrations or simple meals.
- 230g green beans
- 65g snow peas (mange tout)
- 160g broccolini (1 bunch)
- Large handful of rocket (arugula)
- Large handful of baby spinach
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 tsp Almond, Black Sesame and Sumac Dukkah
- Lemon wedges
- Wash and trim the green beans, snow peas and broccolini. Chop the snow peas into 1 inch (2.5 cm pieces). Steam the vegetables for about 5 minutes or until just softened.
- Grab a big plate. Arrange the rocket and spinach on the plate, top with the steamed veggies. Then drizzle over the olive oil, sprinkle with the dukkah, and squeeze a wedge of lemon over the veggies.
- Just before serving, toss the veggies as you would a salad to make sure that it’s all mixed up.
- This recipe is suitable for a low FODMAP diet, provided that the recommended serving size for this recipe is not exceeded.
- This recipe is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free. However, if you have an allergy to any of these items, or have coeliac disease, please check the labels on any purchased ingredients to ensure they are safe for your requirements.
- Snow peas are low FODMAP at serves of 17g; broccolini is low FODMAP at serves of 45g. This recipe will meet these serving sizes of snow peas and broccolini, provided that you don’t eat more than 1/4 of the recipe (which should be more than enough anyway).
- Even though the dukkah contains almonds, the amount per serving in this recipe would equal about 1/2 tsp of almonds per serve.
Low FODMAP Portion
- Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe