I have conflicted feelings towards green beans. They look nice – lovely green – but so often seem to disappoint. In an attempt to jazz them up I came up with these Gingered Beans with a Mustard Vinaigrette.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Capers - chopped
Parsley - chopped
Chilli (fresh) - chopped
Salt and pepper
Cook your beans in a steamer or blanch them. If steaming put the grated ginger and a touch of salt in with them.
Put all the other ingredients into a little jar and shake it to make your dressing. I haven't given quantities because it depends how much you like lemon and mustard. I put in quite a lot of both so the dressing had real tanginess.
Pour the dressing over the cooked beans and serve when they are warm rather than hot.