Green Bean Salad

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Salad:
  • 8 ounces green beans
  • 8 ounces yellow wax beans
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese (or goat cheese)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup candied walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 6 slices cooked turkey bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • For the salad: Bring a pot of water to a boil. Prepare an ice-water bath. Blanch the green beans until crisp-tender. Immediately transfer to the ice water to stop the cooking process. Repeat with the wax beans. Drain the blanched beans thoroughly.

  • In a large bowl, combine the green beans, wax beans, blue cheese, cranberries, walnuts, chives and bacon.

  • For the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon and vinegar until emulsified. Add the shallots. Whisk in the olive oil until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Add the dressing to the salad and toss to coat. Add a few turns of freshly ground black pepper, if desired.


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