A long time ago I started a new page called Yummy In The Tummy Recipes. Â Since that day… and posting my first recipe…”I’m still married roast beef” I have done zero with it. Â Yep! I can admit it! I’ve had a useless page floating around my website just waiting to lure you in and disappoint you. Â But not any more! Â I’m vowing to add to it often. Â I mean it’s not like I’m a bean pole and never eat. Â I love to eat and I love food. Â And not to toot my horn too loudly but I can make a mean dish when I put my mind to it. So this week I’d like to start anew by adding one of my favorite side dish recipes. This is a great one for using at home or for when you have pot luck type meals that you need something that travels well. Â Its great cold and warm so even if you have to travel distances and you beans cool down you still will have fantastic dish.
(Hay! My recipes my names.)
â— 2-3 green onions, chopped fine (I like to use both ends of the onion, white and green)
â— 1 clove garlic, minced
â— 1/3 cup olive oil
â— 3 tbsp. lemon juice (I love using 1/2 of a fresh lemon but concentrated juice will work too)
â— 1 tsp. salt
â— 1 tsp. dry mustard
â— 1/4 tsp. dried basil
â— 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
â— 1/4 tsp. dried marjoram
â— 1/4 tsp. Herbs de Provence (optional but it really adds to the flavor if you have it in your “herb stash”)
â— 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
â— 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped (always better fresh but I’ll admit to using frozen and steaming them)
1. In a medium bowl, mix green onions, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, mustard, basil, oregano, marjoram, herbs de provence and pepper.
2. Place green beans in a steaming basket. Steam in a medium saucepan over boiling water 5 minutes, or to desired tenderness. (or use your preferred method of steaming)
3. Â Place green beans in a medium serving dish. Pour dressing mixture over the beans. (If traveling with this dish put dressing mixture in a separate container and pour over beans once you get to your location. Easier and cleaner.)
4. Â Toss dressing and beans lightly to cover.
5. Â Eat
I wasn’t quite prepared for photos but here you can see them in a blown up photo of a baby shower I helped host. Â (They’re green beans…you can’t miss em’) Like I said, this is my favorite dish to take to functions and my friends always love them and your friends and family will too.
Lastly, I want to send some special thanks to a friend of mine who gave me the kick in the butt I needed to get this page working again. Â Thanks J! You rock and that’s why I started with the beans! Just for you!