Fresh Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing

Ingredients

For the salad:
1 pound fresh green beans, washed, ends trimmed and snapped in half
1/2 pint red grape tomatoes, washed and cut in half
1/2 pint yellow grape tomatoes, washed and cut in half
For the dressing:
3 cloves garlic, cut into pieces
1 shallot, cut into a few pieces
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons toasted and chopped pecans for garnish (substitute almonds or pine nuts if you’d prefer)

Preparation

1
For the dressing
2
Add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Taste the dressing and season, as needed.
3
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
4
For the salad
5
Refrigerate the clean tomatoes until ready to assemble the salad.
6
Blanch the green beans in boiling water for about three minutes. Drain them and immediately place them in ice water. Once cold, drain and refrigerate until ready to assemble the salad.
7
When ready to serve, add the green beans and tomatoes to a large bowl.
8
Drizzle the chilled dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
9
Serve on individual plates and garnish with the toasted pecans.
10
Add more dressing as desired

 



About

This Fresh Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing tastes like summer on a plate. The snappy green beans and sweet, colorful tomatoes make this a healthy and tasty salad. The tangy, garlicky dressing is like the crowning glory! Savor the fresh veggies of the season while you can!

Other Names:

Green bean salad

Yield:

4 Servings

Added:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 8:00am

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