Steamed Asparagus and Green Beans With Fresh Lemon-Basil Dip

Steamed Asparagus and Green Beans with Fresh Lemon-Basil Dip Recipe
Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Cari South

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes

Ingredients

1 cup chopped fresh basil
2 cups mayonnaise
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 pounds fresh asparagus
2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
Garnish: fresh basil leaves

Preparation

1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients until blended. Cover and chill.

2. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Cook asparagus in boiling water to cover 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

3. Cook beans in boiling water to cover 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

4. Cover and chill vegetables until ready to serve with dip. Garnish dip with fresh basil, if desired.

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July 2008
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