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Green Bean Pâté with Basil

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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 sauté 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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Cook bean until tender by boiling or steaming them. In a skillet, heat oil; add onion and sauté 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

 

 

Find more great garden-inspired recipes in Renee's Cookbooks

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