This is the Vegan Green Bean Casserole you've always wished you had. Most of us have had some version of a green bean dish that is made with cream of mushroom soup and fried onions on top. I’m not hating on that dish because I have had more than one serving of over the years. I have found that you don’t need another heavy, cream based side dish at Thanksgiving. Sometimes you need a simple classic green bean dish. This is that dish. We have added fresh herb vinaigrette and farro sausage to build a robust side dish. As always we have added a few little aspect to this dish that make it seem simple when looking at it, but looks can be deceiving because this dish is packed with flavor. The addition of Dijon mustard and vinegar paired with fresh herbs and the sweet, rich caramelized onions creates a really nice balance.
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WHAT YOU NEED...
Green Beans: are a must when making a green bean casserole. I perfer the lager size as the french Haricot vert size can get a bit mushy.
Caramelized Onions: add a nice richness to the counter the freshness of the beans.
Farro Sausage: is added to bring some umami and tooth to the casserole.
How To Make Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Boil the green beans until tender then plunge them into an ice bath to stop them from cooking more. Drain and set aside.
Make the vinaigrette base then add the herbs and caramelized onion.
Heat the farro sausage. In the mean time, place the green beans in casserole dish.
Vegan green bean casserole with farro sausage.
You can make all of the ingredients for this dish the day before and then you're just assembling and cooking.
If you want a creamy version of this, add a layer of Cashew Cream on top of the farrow sausage and cook as instructed.
Green Bean Casserole
Servings: 8 People
Sometimes you need a simple classic green bean dish. This is that dish. We have added fresh herb vinaigrette and farro sausage to build a robust side dish. As always we have added a few little aspects to this dish that make it seem simple when looking at it, but looks can be deceiving because this dish is packed with flavor. The addition of Dijon mustard and vinegar paired with fresh herbs and the sweet, rich caramelized onions creates a really nice balance.Print Recipe
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season the water with a big pinch or two of kosher salt, this will help season the green beans as they are cooking. Add the green beans and cook, approx. 3-5 minutes. Once the beans are just starting to turn tender, you check this by taking a bean and start pulling it apart if it starts pulling apart easily they are cooked and ready to be strained. Once strained rinse under cold water to stop the beans from cooking. Set the beans aside.
- Combine the Dijon mustard and olive oil together in a bowl whisk to combine, add the red wine vinegar. Add the chopped herbs and salt. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400° F. Add the cooked green beans and caramelized onion to the herb vinaigrette, toss to coat evenly.
- Assembly of the green bean dish. Place the green beans & onion mixture into the baking dish, next add the farro sausage over the top, pushing the farro into the beans to help distribute.
- *Optional creamy step: For those of you that really like the creamy style of green beans here is what we can do. Spread a thick layer of cashew cream on top of the green beans, season with salt and pepper and then add a few more caramelized onions to the top.
- Place into the oven, covered and bake for 20 minutes or until hot.
Nutritional values are an estimate.
Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 681mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1937IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 4mg