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Makes Approximately 6 Servings
When beans are in season, either your own home grown, or bought at your local farmer’s markets, it’s time to make this salad! A very tasty side dish! Dress the beans with the vinaigrette just before serving so the beans will retain their bright colour!
1 ½ lbs. mixed coloured beans (green, yellow & perhaps purple)
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
2 Tbsp. EVOO
2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 tsp. stone-ground mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tsp. each salt & freshly ground black pepper
½ red onion, thinly sliced
3 – 4 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley
Make the Salad:
Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add 1 Tbsp. salt.
Fill a very large bowl with ice & water; set aside.
Blanch the beans (different colours separately), for 3 – 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the beans to the bowl of ice water. Chill until cold, adding more ice if the water is not cold enough. Drain the beans in a colander; place on a towel to dry.
Whisk together oregano, oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt & pepper in a large bowl. Just before serving add the onion & blanched beans. Taste & adjust seasoning as necessary. Place in a serving bowl & serve.