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Avocado Caesar Green Beans


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

Description

These Avocado Caesar Green Beans are some type of magic! Tender green beans, a zippy avocado caesar, and toasty panko all over top.


Ingredients

Units Scale

Avocado Caesar Dressing:

  • half an avocado
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • pinch of salt

Panko Crispies:

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • pinch of salt

The Green Beans

  • 12 ounces green beans, ends trimmed
  • Parmesan for topping

Instructions

  1. Make the Avocado Caesar: Blitz everything in a small blender jar until smooth sauce / dressing forms. Taste and adjust (look out, it’s really good). 
  2. Make the Panko Crispies: Mix panko, garlic powder, olive oil, and salt in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each one, until the panko starts to turn golden (about 2-3 minutes total). It’ll be very hot – be careful, don’t taste it yet.
  3. Cook the Green Beans: Boil green beans for 3-5 minutes until bright green. If you want to preserve the best color, drain and transfer to a bowl with ice water to shock the green beans and stop them from cooking further. Not necessary, but I do this sometimes because I like the very bright green!
  4. Assemble and Serve: Arrange the green beans on a platter, top with dollops of the avocado caesar, and sprinkles of panko crispies and grated Parmesan. (You’ll probably have a little bit of avocado caesar left which I never have any issues using up!) Add lemon zest, black pepper, or chili flakes if you want. Serve warm or cold with your favorite protein, and maybe a little extra sauce for dunking. So good!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: caesar dressing, avocado caesar, green beans, side dish