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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Green Bean Salad

I grew these green beans in my garden. I am so stinking proud of myself. I guess it doesn't take much. I love this salad. It is a combination of 3-4 recipes that I found for green bean salad online. Then I just winged it and this is what I came up with. It was delish.

Green Bean Salad

1 1/4 lbs green beans
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
1/2 cup kalamata olives, halved
2 hard boiled eggs, cut in chunks
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons white balsalmic vinegar
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
salt and pepper

Blanch the green beans for 3-5 minutes in boiling water, then plunge in ice water.
I like my green beans crunchy, not soggy, but you can cook them longer if you like. Drain them and pat them dry or your dressing will be watery. Toss everything else all together and you're done. You can mix the dressing separate if you like, but I just drizzled it over the vegetables and stirred.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Bonnie I have made a salad similar to this and if you want to make it heartier for a luncheon sliced ham is good in it. Chop in small pieces and use a good quality ham. Love lane