Friday, August 2, 2013
Summer Green Bean Salad
We have so many cherry tomatoes from the garden now along with regular tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and peppers. This salad is from the Neely's on the Food Network Channel. Those Neely's are always so much fun to watch. They seem to get along so well and enjoy cooking together. Enjoy the weekend!
1 lb. fresh string or wax beans trimmed
1 shallot minced
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
6 oz. mixed baby greens (originally 3 oz.)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pint orange and cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup fresh basil cut into thin strips
1/4 cup shelled and chopped pistachios (I omitted)
6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Put your washed and trimmed string or wax beans in a pot of boiling water and then remove them and set them in a bowl of ice water for 2 more minutes. Drain water and dry. Your beans have now been blanched.
In a small bowl whisk together the shallot, vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Spread the baby greens onto a large platter and top with the cut tomato halves, green beans and basil. Drizzle the vinaigrette mix over the greens and sprinkle with pistachios and feta cheese.
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