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    Basil and Balsamic Green Bean Salad

    Basil and Balsamic Green Bean Salad. Photo by PaulaG

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    Chef Jean Louise's Note:

    I got this from our CSA newsletter. It's a wonderful dish, full of fresh summer flavor and easy to prepare.

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    1. 1
      Blanch the green beans in salted boiling water for one or two minutes. Strain then plunge into an ice bath. Strain again, and spread them on a towel to dry while you prep the other ingredients.
    2. 2
      Combine all ingredients through the basil, reserving 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts.
    3. 3
      Whisk vinegar, oil, garlic, dijon mustard and sugar until emulsified. Toss with green bean mix. Let the salad marinate for up to an hour, top with the remaining pine nuts. You can serve it immediately, but the longer it marinates, the better it will taste. It was even more delicious for lunch the next day.

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    • on October 18, 2009


      Dad and I both thank you for introducing us to this recipe. I made it this evening to go with Cinnamon Chile Crusted Steak. I used fresh garden green beans and basil. I did not have cherry tomatoes so I substituted a couple of Roma tomatoes. Something I will make again.

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    • on September 17, 2008


      Very nice bean salad. Beware that the longer it sits, the more ugly it becomes as the vinegar browns the veggies. Perhaps white balsamic would have been a better choice. . .now I know! Nice, healthy side dish for our grilled chicken this evening.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basil and Balsamic Green Bean Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (262 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 322.8
    Calories from Fat 250
    Total Fat 27.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 26.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
    Sugars 6.1 g
    Protein 6.6 g

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