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Summer Green Bean Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Summer Green Bean Salad recipe? Learn how to make Summer Green Bean Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by txblueeyes

Makes 4 servings



I call for all green beans here, but if memory serves me correctly the Contigo version had a wonderful mix of Romano, haricot vert, and standard green beans. I think you'd want to cook each type of bean separately to make sure the thinner ones don't over cook.

Recipe Ingredients for Summer Green Bean Salad

3/4 pound green beans, stems pinched off
1 teaspoon finely chopped chives
1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon minced shallots
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pinch of freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
1/2 c frisee
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup hazelnuts, smashed and toasted

Recipe Directions for Summer Green Bean Salad

  1. Start by making the dressing. Whisk together the chives, thyme, shallots, lemon juice, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil with a fork, stirring until everything comes together. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Sometimes my lemon dressings have a puckery edge to them, and when that happens I just whisk in just a touch of honey to counterbalance the sour. Set aside.

  2. In the meantime, bring two quarts of water to a boil. Salt generously and stir in the green beans. Cook for about 1 1/2 minutes. Just until the beans brighten up and soften a touch, I go a bit beyond "al dente" here for this salad. Quickly drain them and run under cold water to stop the cooking.

  3. In a large bowl toss the green beans with the frisee, about 1/2 of the hazelnuts, with a big splash of the dressing. Toss well. Taste, and add more dressing, salt or pepper at this point. Toss again if needed. Add the tomatoes and toss very gently.

  4. You can turn this out onto a platter or plate individually topped with the remaining hazelnuts.

Categories

Beans, Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 173.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
288
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.7g
41%
Saturated Fat
4.7g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
167mg
7%
Potassium
406mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
12.2g
4%
Dietary Fiber
5.0g
20%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
3.8g
Vitamin A 44% Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 7% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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