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Thanksgiving side (or appetizer!)

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Are you still looking for an outstanding Thanksgiving side dish? Maybe something to bring to a dinner you’ve been invited to?

Are you looking for something that everyone will proclaim was the best side dish of the big meal?

I have it for you!

fresh horseradish

Not only does this make a great green bean side dish  – the fresh horseradish sauce is also fabulous served over blanched broccoli or asparagus …. and it makes an excellent light dip for crudites too!

Versatile!  That’s what it is… oh, so versatile and delicious.

Green Beans with Fresh Horseradish Sauce

Green Beans

  • 1 pound French or long flat green beans, trimmed
  • Salt

Fresh Horseradish Sauce

2 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
1 cup purchased mayonnaise
3 tablespoons peeled and grated fresh horseradish
1 tablespoon minced fresh Italian parsley

1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Zest and juice of 1 large lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

rinsed cold water

Green Beans: Blanch the beans in boiling salted water for 4 to 5 minutes.

Drain and place the strainer of beans under cold running water, then drain again thoroughly. (Beans may be served at room temperature or hot. Reheat in a skillet with a bit of butter, if you wish to reheat them.)

grate horseradish

Sauce: Place the peeled eggs in a food processor, pulse to chop.

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Add the mayonnaise, freshly grated horseradish, parsley, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest and juice, and process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill at least 2 hours or overnight before serving over room temperature or warm green beans.

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Serves 6 to 8


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2 comments

1 Betsy { 11.24.14 at 7:15 PM }

Sounds soooo good. Could a lazy one use prepared horseradish

2 Linda Hopkins { 11.24.14 at 9:11 PM }

Besty, I’m sure you could use prepared horseradish, but I would not add it to the food processor, but instead stir in a little bit at a time once it is all blend, because I could not even guess on how much to tell you to add. Add to taste.

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