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Green Beans with Mustard Sauce

An easy recipe if you need quick vegetables for the meal.  

For this you will need a honey or Dijon style mustard, some olive oil, one lemon, and salt and pepper to taste.  

12 ounces of green beans

1 Tablespoon Dijon type mustard

1/3 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil - California has some of the finest olive oil on the planet

Juice from 1/2 lemon

Fresh ground pepper to taste 

You can buy green beans that are washed and the ends cut off – and that is fine- I always think it is best to re-wash produce and assume it is contaminated.  So- wash the beans – and cut off the ends (scissors do nicely for this).  Put the beans in a bowl of cold water until you are ready to use them.  

Vegetables can be steamed in a steaming device, simply boiled, or if you get the vegetable in a steamer pack they can be tossed into a microwave. I get a large pot of boiling water and once I am ready toss the beans into it.  They only need 3-5 minutes of steaming or boiling before they are a good consistency.  Easy to check with a fork.  

While the beans are cooking put a tablespoon of the Dijon mustard into a small cereal bowl and mix in with 1/3 cup of olive oil ( extra virgin of course - and only American variety).  Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice out of it (they have specialized instruments for this- and since I like kitchen tools I have them but strong hands work just as well). Wisk the ingredients together or mix with a fork and addpepper to taste.  

When the beans are done—drain them- and put them into a serving dish.  Toss in the mustard sauce and mix together—serve this warm!  

--This is one of my favorite dishes for beans. It is quick, easy – and I can make it in about five minutes.  Beans go with almost any dish from seafood to poultry, to red meat.  

Sometimes I will add some shaved almonds for more crunch

The majority of the calories come fromt the olive oil - but too little to worry about.

Serves two


Green Beans are a legume. 

This is worth 1 Mediterranean Diet point.

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