“Purple” Wax Beans w/ Egg Mimosa

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“Purple” Wax Beans w/ Egg Mimosa

These beautiful purple wax beans (aka string or snap bean) turns green when cooked.  Use it in a recipe raw if you want to retain the color –  but it may be a touch tough depending on the age.  Mimosa in this sense (not always an alcoholic drink people!) is a finely diced boiled egg garnish.  Separate the yolk and the white and finely dice or run through a potato ricer.  Serve hot or cold.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: French


  • 1 lb purple wax beans
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 2 eggs, hard boiled


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt.
  • Trim off the tough ends on both sides of the bean (most of the time just the stem end needs trimmed).  Boil the green beans for 3-5 minutes or until desired tenderness.  Drain and blanch in an ice cold bath to stop the cooking process.  Drain again, toss with olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper and plate.
  • Separate the egg yolk from the white on the hard boiled eggs and finely chop or push through a Potato ricer or fine mesh sieve to get them nice & fluffy.  Place the minced yolk in a line down the center of the plate of green beans.  Add the whites on both sides of the yolk.  Make it look pretty, y’all!
  • Serve hot or cold.  Add salt to taste.  Happy Eating!  Beckie


  • Don’t want to get the knife and board out?  Cool – blanch the beans with the tough sides on and don’t eat the stem end.
  • Don’t have ice or want to make it even simpler?  Drain the beans and skip the ice water bath.
  • Can’t find purple wax beans?  Cool – use whatever kind of fresh bean you got.


Things In My Kitchen:

  • Potato ricer – this makes the egg creamy & fluffy and is much easier than mincing in my opinion.

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Keywords: Green Beans, Egg Mimosa, Eggs, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Whole 30, Keto, Low Carb, Vegetarian

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