Green Bean Salads





Green bean salads are always a nice side dish to have and can easily be taken to a picnic.

I make this recipe for bean salad using an oil and vinegar salad dressing, and sometimes vary it a bit by adding chopped red or green peppers or sometimes finely sliced red onions.

Vegetable salad recipes taste especially good when made with fresh vegetables as they come into season.



Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans
  • lightly salted boiling water
  • a salad dressing recipe


Method:

  • Wash beans and remove stem ends.
  • Cut into 1 1/2 inch lengths.
  • Add to pot of rapidly boiling lightly salted water.
  • Boil 3-5 minutes, until fork tender.
  • Drain, immediately rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.
  • Transfer to bowl and toss with dressing.
  • Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours so flavors can blend, stirring occasionally.
  • This salad can also be made a day ahead of use.

  • Variations

  • Add 2 tbsp. finely chopped red or green pepper.
  • Add finely sliced red onion rings, cut into quarters.
  • Add 1 tbsp. freshly chopped tarragon leaves or oregano.
  • Add 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro.

  • Any or all of the above would greatly enhance the flavor of the green bean salad.



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