This is one of my whacky food processor creations.
--green beans (1.5 lbs.???) ***as much as you feel like cooking***
--a bulb of garlic
--fresh herbs (I used dill. I've done it with basil, as well and it's just as wonderful), i.e. 1 bunch fresh dill
--sea salt, to taste
--in a minimal amount of sea salted water, i.e. 3 cm, boil green beans, herbs, i.e. dill, garlic. Just leave the garlic whole. Salt the green beans. It takes about 8-10 minutes.
--put it the food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
--I like to garnish with fresh parsley or tarragon. When eating it, I might add a little dijon or rice vinegar, lemon or lime just for a little acidity.
***If you hate garlic, it's really good with shallot.
Uses: great potatoe, fish, turkey accompaniement. Wonderful snack/salad topper/tuna topper/mushroom accompaniement. It really cleans you out without knocking you off your feet. I've even used it as a salad topper when I'm in that Nicoise mood. Pretty funky with beets. Perhaps pasta? Grain-wise, I think it would accompany barley best.