Thursday, April 14, 2016

EwE - Vegetable Harvest - Orange-Balsamic Green Beans with Basil

This week's Eating with Ellie theme is Vegetable Harvest, chosen by yours truly.  I thought that this was a broad theme that gave everyone plenty of scope to do what they wanted.

I chose to make Orange-Balsamic Green Beans with Basil from Weeknight Wonders.  This entails frying up some shallots and green beans, then adding orange zest, orange juice, balsamic vinegar and basil.  I was very proud because I got to use basil from my own planter box.

These beans were really tasty - they made a nice change from plain boiled or steamed beans.

To see what the others did with this theme, visit the LYL section of the EwE website


Liz Berg said...

I can't wait to have basil growing in my garden. These green beans sound terrific!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

oh I'm always buying big bags of beans and not knowing what to do with them. I'll look up this recipe! :D

Kayte said...

Great choice, I will make these when I have green beans in season and basil growing in my planter pot! Definitely like the sound and looks of these. It's spring here and I thought about choosing spring veggies but when I saw the sweet potato recipe I chose, all other veggies stood This is a good category, I vote we revisit it often as we are a household of veggie lovers!

TeaLady said...

Eh! Yum!! I love sauteeing beans rather than just boiling them all the time. Have you ever had FRIED green beans? Yum x 10!

Cakelaw said...

I have, and I agree they are good.