I love the variety and versatility of all vegetables, and these wonderful Green Beans with Green Olive Dressing are no exception.
The tart lemon and brininess of the green olives are a lovely surprise in this delightful dish.
GREEN BEANS WITH GREEN OLIVE DRESSING
2 cups pitted green olives
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
In a food processor, combine olives, olive oil, parsley, lemon peel, and lemon juice. Cover and process until the mixture is almost a paste.
Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside for at least 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, steam green beans for 10 to 12 minutes, or until just tender. Toss green beans with about half of the olive mixture before serving. Serve extra alongside as desired.
Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, September 2013