Source: Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

This is a great alternative for all those guacamole lovers out there. Really tasty with tortilla chips, crackers or crusty bread.

Makes about 2 cups
  • ½ lb. trimmed green beans
  • 1 coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbs. lemon juice (optional)
  • Mayonnaise or yogurt
  • Salt and pepper

Steam beans until tender. Sautee onions over medium heat until they become slightly transparent. Combine beans, cooked onions, eggs, basil and lemon juice in food processor and blend into a coarse puree.

Remove puree to a bowl and combine with enough mayonnaise or yogurt to hold mixture together. Add salt and pepper to taste.