• Green Beans with Tapenade dipping sauce

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    by wyochef
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    A good little opener at your party.


    • 11/2 pounds green beans, stem end trimmed
    • olive oil { for sprinkling }
    • salt to taste
    • 12 oz pitted Kalamata olives
    • 2 tablespoons capers
    • 4 anchovy fillets
    • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil


    1. fit a steamer in a pot with several inches of water. bring to a boil. have a bowl of ice water at hand. Add the green beans and cover. Steam for 4 minutes or until beans are bright green and cooked but still crisp. Transfer to ice water. Drain and pat dry.
    2. Arrange the beans on a platter and sprinkle with olive oil and salt.
    3. In a food processor, work the olives, capers, and anchovies until the mixture is coarsely chopped. Add the thyme and continue working until mixture is almost smooth. Now add the oil in a thin steady stream.
    4. Transfer the olive mixture to a bowl and serve as a dipping sauce for the green beans

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