Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Not a huge fan of green beans.....but.....

... we got a heap of them in this weeks Organic box. I searched on the internet for some recipes and found one for green beans with mustard vinaigrette. I modified it a little so here is my version:

Blanche and then plunge into cold water 2 handfuls of beans.

Make the vinaigrette by combining the following in a jug:

  • 1 small squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp of mustard (I used German 'cause I like it but seeded would be better)
  • 2 tbs ground almonds
  • a small amount of crushed garlic (to your taste) I used the juice only from one clove.
  • a pinch of sugar or other sweetener
  • season to taste with salt and pepper
Pour an appropriate amount of the vinaigrette over the beans (enough to lightly coat) and serve. You could make it look pretty by sprinkling some slivered almonds over the top.

The vinaigrette probably makes a little too much for the amount of beans cooked so I ended up putting some in the fridge for tomorrow's bean cook up.

I don't like beans, but these are goooooooood~~~~~ mmmmm


Liesl said...

That sounds yummy! I have done something similar, but without the almond meal and added finely chopped red onion. Makes the beans a lot more palatable!

A said...

Ooo, that's sounds good. Might have to try it!