Green beans with a garlic, ginger, lime, parsley dressing and poppy seeds

by Alice on agosto 14, 2009


200 g fresh green beans, ends trimmed (plus natural mineral or filtered water and a pinch of whole sea salt, to cook them)
1-2 teaspoons poppy seeds

For the dressing

2 cloves of fresh garlic, peel removed
2-3 cm of fresh ginger root, skin removed
2 handfuls of fresh parsley
juice of 1 lime
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
a pinch of whole sea salt

Makes 2 servings.


Cook the beans in boiling water for 6-8 minutes (don’t overcook them). Drain, rinse under running water, pat dry  if necessary with some kitchen paper, transfer into a salad bowl and let cool (first at room temperature, then in the fridge).

To make the dressing, mince the garlic and the ginger. Wash and finely chop the parsley. Transfer garlic, ginger and parsley into a bowl, add the lime juice, olive oil and salt and mix well. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.

Pour the dressing over the beans, add the poppy seeds, and mix it all together (I suggest using your fingers). Check whether the dressing needs some extra olive oil. Divide between serving plates and enjoy. This makes a great, light and flavourful side dish.

Posted in: beans and legumes,cooked,vegetables

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1 Kirsten Lindquist agosto 23, 2009 alle 20:01

Looks sensational! I just bought some french green beans so this is what I’ll do with them!

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