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Tarragon Green Beans

Why have plain green beans when you can add a ton more flavor in just seconds. Mix in some yellow beans for added color, and be sure to use fresh tarragon - it makes all the difference!

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Steam beans until tender-crisp, about 7-10 minutes. DijonTarragonGreenBeans2

When garlic is used raw, it's best to finely chop it with a knife rather than use a garlic press. A garlic press crushes the entire clove breaking all its cells open, releasing all of the garlic's pungent compounds. Using a knife damages less cells, therefor the dressing will have a much milder garlic flavor.

Whisk dressing ingredients together until emulsified, then toss with warm beans and serve.DijonTarragonGreenBeans3

Tarragon Green Beans
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ lb green beans
Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp GF Dijon
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped*
  • 1 Tbsp fresh tarragon, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Steam beans until tender crisp.
  2. Whisk all dressing ingredients together and toss with hot (or room temp) green beans.
Notes
When used raw, it's best to finely chop the garlic with a knife rather than use a garlic press. A garlic press crushes the entire clove and breaks all its cells open which releases the pungent oils. Using a knife damages less cells, therefor the garlic will not have such a harsh bite in the dressing.

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