Green Bean Pâté with Basil
This dish tastes sinfully rich, but it's not in the least, so enjoy!
pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 T vegetable oil
1 onion, coarsely chopped
3 hard-boiled eggs
3 T finely chopped fresh basil
1 tsp. lemon zest
seasoned salt and pepper to taste
crackers or chips
Garnish with nasturtium flowers
Cook bean until tender by boiling or steaming them. In a skillet, heat oil; add
onion and saute' until softened.
Cool. In a food processor or with a food chopper, process or grind green beans,
onions, eggs, basil and lemon zest 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. Garnish with whole nasturtium blossoms. Serve with
crackers or chips.
Makes 2 cups
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