Green Beans with Dijon, Tomato Jam and Basil

This is your blog writer's FAVORITE bean recipe, and her own creation!

serves 4


  • 1 lb bush beans or pole beans, ends snapped
  • 2 tb butter
  • 1 tb tomato jam (or substitute honey)
  • 1 tb dijon mustard
  • 3 tb chopped basil
  • 2 ts lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


1. Steam beans for about 8 minutes, until they are just tender.

2. While beans are cooking, add the rest of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. 

3. When beans are ready, drain them and add them immediately to the mixing bowl. Use tongs to stir hot beans around so they get evenly coated.