French Bean Salad

French Bean Salad 010Lets eat more veggies, I hear myself crying.  We do the same thing with veggies all the time and we go off of them.  It is difficult to find new ways to serve veggies but we have to try. This idea came from my friend.  She was making a bean salad for supper one night and was telling me about it.  It sounded good.  While shopping one day, I came across these French beans and thought that I would make them into a salad.  So, what’s in a salad?  Vegetables, oil, vinegar, a bit of sugar.  Sometimes there is garlic and some herbs.  That’s it.  Or not.  You can put in what you like.  This is the season to take advantage of any vegetable.  Just visit your local farms and support the farmers that work so hard.

French Bean Salad 001Into a jar add 1/4 cup  olive oil, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon chopped basil, 1 clove grated garlic, salt and pepper.  Shake real well.

French Bean Salad 002Into a pot of boiling water add 1 1/2 lbs. of French beans and boil for 5-6 minutes.

French Bean Salad 005Drain into a colander.

French Bean Salad 004Place into an ice bath.  Drain again.

French Bean Salad 006Back into the same pot add the beans along with 3 chopped green onions and 1 chopped plum tomato.  Adding your dressing next and mix well.  Taste test.  If it needs a little bit of something else don’t hesitate just add it.  Refrigerate for a couple of hours.

French Bean Salad 013Place into a serving dish and serve with your meal.

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 Lbs. Cooked French Beans

1 Chopped Plum Tomato

3 Chopped Green Onions

1 Clove Grated Garlic

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar

2 Tablespoons Honey

1 Tablespoon Chopped Basil

1 Clove Grated Garlic

Salt And Pepper To Taste

PREPARATION

Mix olive oil, garlic, red wine vinegar,  honey,  basil, salt and pepper in a jar and set aside.

Into boiling water place beans and boil for 5-6 minutes.  Drain and place into an ice bath for a few minutes.  Drain again.  Back into the pot with the beans add your dressing and refrigerate for 2 hours.  Now it is ready to serve.

ENJOY!

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