Fresh Lemon-Basil Dip With Blanched Green Beans

Fresh Lemon-Basil Dip With Blanched Green Beans Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Scott Martin

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes


2 cups mayonnaise
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
Garnishes: lemon zest, lemon slices


1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients until blended. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Cook beans, in batches, in boiling water to cover 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Cover and chill beans until ready to serve. Serve dip with green beans. Garnish, if desired.

December 2008
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