We've created an easy vegan and gluten-free recipe for classic green bean casserole as part of kin's ultimate thanksgiving menu collaboration! So there you go! No need to fret about cooking this years feast as our fellow kin creators got together to bring you lots of great recipe ideas. Check out our video below or keep scrolling for the full recipe!
We also have a similar green bean casserole recipe with crispy pesto onions on top, using store-bought vegan pesto and alfredo sauces. Check that recipe out here.
** makes 6 servings
crispy onion strings ingredients:
1 white onion
1 1/2 C non-dairy milk (soy or almond work best)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 C rice flour
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
3 C vegetable oil (for frying)
green bean casserole ingredients:
8 C fresh green beans (or thawed frozen green beans)
1 C raw whole cashews (soaked for 3 hours)
1 1/2 C water
1 tbsp arrowroot flour (or cornstarch)
1 tbsp coconut oil
8 oz cremini mushrooms
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
2/3 cup vegetable stock
1 tbsp lemon juice
Thinly slice the onion with a mandolin or if you're great with a knife then try it out! They should be thin enough that you can see through them.
Pour the non-dairy milk into a bowl and whisk in the apple cider vinegar. Let the onions soak in this mixture for 10-15 mins.
In a separate mixing bowl combine the flour with smoked paprika, sea salt, and pepper.
Heat your frying oil in large pot until it reaches 375 F.
Using your hands toss and coat all the onions with flour. Gently shake off any excess and set them aside in another bowl. Deep fry onions in small batches. They take approx. 2 minutes then remove with tongs and lay out onto paper towel. Continue doing batches until all the onions are used up.
If you have more onions then you need to top the one casserole, just bring the extras to the table as I'm sure people will be topping their entire plate of food with these delicious, crunchy onions!
To make the sauce for the casserole, drain the cashews from the soaking water. Rinse them under fresh water and drain. Then add to a high powered blender with fresh water and arrowroot flour. Blend until very smooth.
Heat coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat, add mushrooms and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add shallot and sauté for another 3-4 minutes.
Add minced garlic and sauté for another minute. Then add nutmeg, onion powder, sea salt and ground pepper and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Then stir in vegetable stock and cashew cream in small portions, bit by bit, stirring constantly until smooth and well combined. Bring to a simmer.
Once the sauce is simmering add lemon juice and then green beans. Toss the beans in the sauce and cover the pan with a lid.
Let this sit for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until the beans are cooked, but still bright green and slightly crisp.
Remove the pan from the heat and either serve it in the pan or transfer beans and sauce to a casserole dish. Top with crispy onions. You can also put the whole casserole under the broiler for a few minutes to warm and crisp up the onion strings. Serve immediately!