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 That Skinny Chick Can Bake 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.