Blanched Green Beans with Lemon, Garlic and Tahini Dip

 Blanched Green Beans with Lemon, Garlic and Tahini Dip

Blanched Green Beans with Lemon, Garlic and Tahini Dip

This is our go-to healthy snack when green beans are cheap and plentiful at the greengrocer, or when our garden produces them by the bagful.

The dip is a slightly-tweaked version of my UTTERLY ADDICTIVE lemon, garlic and tahini dressing and is perfectly matched with the slightly-crunchy, slightly-sweet green beans!

Ingredients

Green Beans

Lemon, Garlic and Tahini Dip

Juice of 3 lemons
1/2 cup tahini
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup raw cashew nuts, soaked for at least 30 minutes
Salt and pepper

Method

Green Beans

Place green beans in a large bowl, cover with boiling water and blanch for 3-5 minutes
Once beans have softened slightly and become a bright green colour, drain the water off and arrange on a platter

Lemon, Garlic and Tahini Dip

Combine tahini, lemon juice and minced garlic in a bowl
Whisk until it becomes a smooth sauce. It may take a few minutes, and at one point you will want to give up because it splits: don't give up! Show that sauce who's boss, keep whisking, and you will be rewarded with the most delicious sauce evah!!!
Taste and add salt and pepper to your taste
OPTIONAL: for a more robust, thicker dip, place the optional 1/2 cup soaked raw cachews in a blender with all other ingredients and blend until smooth

Place Dip into a small dish and add to the platter of blanched green beans.

Serve and enjoy!

 Blanched Green Beans with Lemon, Garlic and Tahini Dip

Blanched Green Beans with Lemon, Garlic and Tahini Dip