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. 

Posted on May 10, 2016 .