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Mellow Yellow Wax Beans With Salad Burnet

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“I rarely find available at the market, (not to mention find recipes for) fresh yellow wax beans, a fair-skinned cousin of green beans. So I made up this simple recipe with fresh herbs from my little garden. Salad burnet gives a nice, refreshing "zip" to the waxed beans.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 cups fresh wax beans, ends trimmed and beans snapped into 3-inch long pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 14 cup fresh salad burnet, stems and leaves
  • 1 large shallot, sliced into crescents
  • lemon juice, to taste
  • salt or pepper


  1. Clean the beans well to remove any dirt, then drain.
  2. Steam the beans for 6-8 minutes until tender crisp.
  3. Drain.
  4. Transfer the cooked beans to a serving bowl and toss lightly with the oil. Gently stir in the burnet leaves and shallots.
  5. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  6. Serve at room temperature.

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