Green Beans and Zucchini With Sauce Verte (recipe by Bon Appetit, June 2010)

It was a “gold star” food photography day. I pretended I was a food paparazzo clammering for the glam shot and I got it! Thanks to David who expertly positioned the serving spoon.

I’m having a lot of fun with Bon Appetit’s June 2010 issue because they dreamed up all of these mix and match combinations for main and side dishes. Today I tried Green Beans and Zucchini With Sauce Verte which I am going to pair with Salmon With Coriander Rub and Lime Cream tomorrow.

With a tablespoon of capers in the sauce, the green beans and zucchini was rather salty. I doubt if this side is going to make the Bon Appetit Hall of Fame. It will probably work with the salmon though. You could also serve it with Porchetta-Style Roast Pork.

The recipe calls for fresh basil and parsley. Here’s an idea to use up your leftover parsley: Rib-eye Steaks With Chimichurri

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