I had a great Fourth of July celebration with friends, complete with BBQ and pool time. I brought along these steamed green beans topped with a lime infused olive oil and basil dressing. They turned out great!
Recipe for Green Beans with Basil-Lime Olive Oil Dressing
3 pounds of green beans, rinsed and trimmed
1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
2 garlic cloves, grated
1/3 cup lime infused olive oil (I used Stonehouse Olive Oil, based in Berkeley)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Steam green beans for 7 to 10 minutes. Run beans under cold water to stop them from over cooking. In a food processor, combine basil, grated garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Blend dressing. Spoon dressing over beans. Serves 10 as a side dish. *If you don't have lime infused olive oil, use regular oil and add a bit of grated lime zest and a tablespoon of lime juice.