Salad, Sides

Green Beans in Green Sauce

The name of this light and bright sauce has a Dr. Seuss sort of style, reminiscent of “Green Eggs and Ham.” Well, I don’t think that it will take Sam-I-Am too much pestering to get you and yours to try these – yum!


Green beans in green sauce

1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves

4 green onions, cleaned and roughly chopped

1/4 cup packed fresh parsley

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon capers (drained)

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon anchovy paste

2 garlic cloves

2 pounds fresh green beans, stem end trimmed

Approximately 1 cup water

Steam you green beans in whatever steamer you use. My steamer usually likes to be supplied with about a cup of water, but you know your steamer better! (And if you’re really industrious and a forward-thinker, you could microwave a couple of bags of frozen green beans … way too easy!) Remove steamed green beans to a large bowl.

Blitz the remaining ingredients in your blender and pour over the green beans and toss to combine.


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