LOOKING for: beans--green and otherwise
as i said on a different thread, i'm looking for new (to us) vegetable recipes. doesn't matter if they are hot or cold dishes--i'm simply trying to add some different foods to our table. i didn't much care for green beans as a kid, but i'm enjoying them more and more all the time.
cindy mac posted this recipe several years ago and we just love it! i've made it as written and while i tend to streamline it and serve it close to room temp and sometimes sub hazlenuts for the pecans, it all works--try it!
GREEN BEAN, PECAN, AND FETA SALAD
2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
1 small purple onion, thinly sliced
2-3 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
CUT green beans into thirds, and arrange in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Immediately plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process; drain and pat dry.
TOSS together green beans, onion, cheese, and pecans in a large bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour.
WHISK together olive oil and next 5 ingredients; cover and chill 1 hour.
POUR vinaigrette over green bean mixture, and chill 1 hour; toss just before serving.
~adapted from Southern Living magazine