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That is a long name for a salad............but this is a salad worthy of a long name, it is delicious!
|Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes Feta and Toasted Walnuts|
This is simple, even the blanching step is a snap. Well OK, it is a snap now that we have an ice maker, because to be honest the blanching and chilling step would have been a reason to skip making this salad in previous times. And to think I thought I did not need an ice maker..................
Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes, Feta, and Toasted Walnuts
inspired from: Mel's Kitchen Cafe
1 pound fresh green beans - you could use more there is plenty of dressing, but it was a "picking" that day
1 c halved grape or cherry tomatoes
1 T minced onion
1/4 c oil - I used avocado oil
3 T red wine vinegar
1/8 t garlic salt
1/8 t salt - additional salt for blanching
fresh ground pepper to taste
1/4 t sugar
1/4 t prepared mustard - I used plain old deli-style yellow
1/4 -1/2 c Feta cheese crumbles - we used 1/2 c
1/4 - 1/2 c broken toasted walnut pieces - we used 1/2 c
Bring a large pan of water to a rolling boil.
Add 1 T salt.
Set timer for 5 minutes.
Add green beans, recover with a lid.
Stand and watch the pot, as soon as a rolling boil is reached, remove the lid.
Let boil, stirring to keep beans moving.
When timer sounds, drain.
Cover beans with ice and cold water to chill quickly.
When chilled, drain well
Assemble the salad:
Combine dressing ingredients in a large bowl, add tomatoes, stir to coat the tomatoes with dressing.
Add Feta, stir on more time. Arrange on a serving platter, scatter walnut pieces over the top.
Here are additional green bean recipes you may enjoy!
Green Bean Chicken Divan
Southern Green Beans
Braised Green Beans with Tomatoes and Thyme
Green Bean Cobbler, AKA "the other green bean casserole!"
Presenting our unique and delicious collection of original recipes in our new book, Salads and Salad Dressings Book III available right here!
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