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Blanched Green Beans with Honey Mustard Sauce

Blanched Green Beans with Honey Mustard Sauce

Before I get into the recipe I’d like to share something with you. Green beans or string beans as we call them in the islands is not one of my favourite ingredients. I mean, it’s sorta kinda bland when you think about it, and bland is not my speed. I love flavour hence the reason why I paired it with this tangy honey mustard sauce. 

Green Beans

 

INGREDIENTS- BLANCHED GREEN BEANS


The term “blanching” is a quick cooking method. Other than steaming, this is a great way to cook vegetables to preserve their natural colour and flavour. It involves bringing liquid to a boil and briefly cooking the vegetable. It is then plunged into an ice bath (bowl of ice cold water) to stop the cooking process and keep the vegetable nice and crisp; this process is known as “shocking”.

I sometimes prefer this over steaming as steaming can tend to suck the colour and nutrients out of vegetables if not done correctly. Blanching is so quick (between 30 secs-1 minute depending on the vegetable) that there is no way that you can go wrong. 

 

HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE

This sauce has five simple and basic ingredients that you are sure to have on hand -honey, mustard, lemon juice/ some kind of acid, oil and salt & pepper – yes, that’s it. A quick whisk of these ingredients and you have a tangy, sweet and velvety smooth sauce. This pairs lovely with the green beans as it adds flavour and colour. 

Green Beans

 

Enjoy the recipe.

Blanched Green Beans with Honey Mustard Sauce
Bright and beautiful green beans paired with a smooth tangy sauce.
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
210 calories
16 g
0 g
15 g
3 g
1 g
264 g
832 g
9 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
264g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 832mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 6g
24%
Sugars 9g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
16%
Vitamin C
13%
Calcium
9%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 lb Green Beans/ String Beans
  2. 1 Tsp Honey
  3. 2 Tsp Mustard (yellow/dijon)
  4. 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  5. 1 Tbs Vegetable Oil
  6. Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. BRING 2 Cups of water to a rolling boil and season with salt.
  2. PREPARE ice bath (bowl of ice and water)
  3. COMBINE lemon juice, salt & pepper in a small bowl and whisk to incorporate. Add mustard and honey, whisk to combine. Slowly add oil while whisking to thicken.
  4. REMOVE ends from beans and add to boiling water. Cook for 30-40 seconds to maintain brightness.
  5. IMMEDIATELY transfer to ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  6. TRANSFER to a plate and drizzle honey mustard sauce on top.
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calories
210
fat
15g
protein
3g
carbs
16g
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2 thoughts on “Blanched Green Beans with Honey Mustard Sauce”

  • So willing to try this but I’m scared it just won’t turn out that great…… I only know how to stirfry these 😩… Guess I just might try it

    • Awwww, if you’re intimidated by the “blanching” just give them a few stirs in some boiling water, then into the ice bath. Go ahead and give it a try! Thanks for stopping by Whitney.

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