Posted on November 13, 2012

Dijon-Herb Green Beans

  • Serves 4
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  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 2 heaping teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1-2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons onion flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • a dash or pinch of every dried green herb  you’ve got such as basil, oregano, thyme, etc.
  • salt, to taste


Steam green beans until cooked but still slightly crisp and deep green in color. Once the green beans are cooked, whisk cornstarch with broth and Dijon mustard, to taste.

Pour Dijon mixture into a skillet and add remaining ingredients, except green beans, salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil, then reduce to low and allow it to thicken into a glaze. Taste, adding more Dijon, lemon or onion flakes as desired. Add salt and pepper to taste, toss with green beans and serve.

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Lindsay S. Nixon

Lindsay S. Nixon is the author of Happy Herbivore AbroadThe Happy Herbivore Cookbook, and Everyday Happy Herbivore. She creates quick-n-easy, no-fuss, low-fat recipes using wholesome everyday ingredients. Visit for recipes and updates from Lindsay.

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