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green bean and basil pate

by dig the dirt editor

This dish is perfect to serve to your vegetarian friends as an appetizer!

 

GREEN BEAN AND BASIL PATE

by: Renee's Garden

 

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Prep Time: 10 mins

Done in: 20 mins

 

½ pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, coarsely chopped
3 hard-boiled eggs
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon lemon rind
Low fat mayonnaise
Seasoned salt and pepper to taste
Melba toast or crackers

Garnish:
Nasturtium flowers


STEP 1:

  • Cook beans until tender by boiling or steaming them.

STEP 2:

  • In a skillet, heat oil, add onion and sauté until softened. Cool.

STEP 3:

  • In a food processor or with a food chopper, process or grind green beans, onions, eggs, basil and lemon rind until roughly pureed.
  • Remove to a bowl; mix in just enough mayonnaise to hold mixture together.
  • Stir in seasoned salt and pepper to taste. Chill.

STEP 4:

  • Garnish with whole nasturtium blossoms. Serve with Melba toast or crackers.

Makes 2 cups

Tags

Basil, Beans, green beans, pate, recipes

comments

Wow - I will have to give this one a try this summer! What an interesting idea to do this with green beans!
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gardengirl commented on 04/22/10

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