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Green Bean Pâté  with Basil

This dish tastes sinfully rich, but it's not in the least, so enjoy! 

1/2 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
lowfat mayonnaise
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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