Saturday, December 7, 2019

Fresh Greenish Bean, Walnut, & Feta Salad

Fresh Green Bean, Walnut, in addition to Feta Cheese Salad dressed amongst olive petroleum in addition to fresh mint vinaigrette.  It may audio bizarre, but it's ane amazingly delicious flavour combination!
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 dressed amongst olive petroleum in addition to fresh mint vinaigrette Fresh Green Bean, Walnut, & Feta Salad


The flavour combination of this salad may audio a tad bit, good ... strange ... to some, but believe me, it's aMAZing.  The snap of fresh light-green beans, amongst the compaction of chopped walnuts, the saltiness of crumbled Feta, in addition to refreshing zing of fresh mint span exactly beautifully.  In a most surprisingly wonderful way.
My Mom is the ane who starting fourth dimension made this salad inwards our family.  We all directly roughshod inwards love.  In my opinion, it's difficult not to autumn inwards beloved amongst such keen flavor!

And it's pretty, besides ... Don't ya think?  Just hold off at those brilliant colors!  Love it when yummy nutrient is pretty too.  It's a prissy bonus.

 dressed amongst olive petroleum in addition to fresh mint vinaigrette Fresh Green Bean, Walnut, & Feta Salad

Much of the beautiful color inwards this salad comes from just-barely-blanched fresh light-green beans.  Blanching ... basically, cooking inwards boiling H2O for a teeny tiny flake of fourth dimension in addition to thence directly dunking inwards H2O ice H2O to halt the cooking procedure {called 'shocking'} ... tenderizes vegetables to the seize amongst teeth piece maintaining their vibrant color.

I adore the compaction of blanched vegetables.  I'm much to a greater extent than a fan of crunchy veggies than mushy ones.

So to whip upward this flavorful salad, start past times trimming in addition to cutting around fresh light-green beans.

 dressed amongst olive petroleum in addition to fresh mint vinaigrette Fresh Green Bean, Walnut, & Feta Salad

Then blanch them.

To blanch, I similar to railroad train ane side of my two-sided sink amongst the H2O ice H2O I'll need to stupor the beans, in addition to I house the colander to drain them when they're hot on the other side.

 dressed amongst olive petroleum in addition to fresh mint vinaigrette Fresh Green Bean, Walnut, & Feta Salad

Once the beans are cooked for their really brief time, I drain them inwards the colander ... in addition to thence plunge them, colander in addition to all, inwards the prepared H2O ice H2O on the other side of the sink.

 dressed amongst olive petroleum in addition to fresh mint vinaigrette Fresh Green Bean, Walnut, & Feta Salad

Then I exactly alternative the colander upward out of the H2O ice H2O to drain the beans again, in addition to ... done!  A really slow agency to handgrip the blanching-and-shocking process.

 dressed amongst olive petroleum in addition to fresh mint vinaigrette Fresh Green Bean, Walnut, & Feta Salad

Next, combine all the dressing ingredients ... including that refreshing zing of fresh mint ... inwards a nutrient processor ...

 dressed amongst olive petroleum in addition to fresh mint vinaigrette Fresh Green Bean, Walnut, & Feta Salad

... in addition to give it all a whirl.

 dressed amongst olive petroleum in addition to fresh mint vinaigrette Fresh Green Bean, Walnut, & Feta Salad

Pour the minted dressing over the beans, which convey been mixed amongst walnut, Feta, in addition to chopped ruby-red onion, in addition to you've got yourself a beautiful bowl of one amazingly delicious salad.

Don't hold upward afraid.  Make this.  I intend you'll hold upward pleasantly surprised.  No, I know y'all will.

 dressed amongst olive petroleum in addition to fresh mint vinaigrette Fresh Green Bean, Walnut, & Feta Salad

Green Bean, Walnut, & Feta Salad
Source:  Adapted from Cooking Light magazine
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs. fresh light-green beans, trimmed in addition to cutting into nearly 2-inch pieces
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 c. diced ruby-red onion
  • 1 c. crumbled Feta cheese
  • 3/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. white vino vinegar
  • 1/4 c. fresh mint leaves, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
Directions
  1. Bring a large pot of H2O to a boil. Add light-green beans in addition to gear upward for only three minutes. Drain good in addition to directly plunge into H2O ice H2O to halt the cooking process. Drain in ane lawsuit to a greater extent than in addition to pat dry out amongst newspaper towels.
  2. Place light-green beans inwards a large bowl. Add walnuts, ruby-red onion, in addition to Feta; gently stir to combine.
  3. Combine olive oil, white vino vinegar, mint, garlic, salt, in addition to pepper inwards the bowl of a nutrient processor; pulse a few times to blend. Pour dressing over the edible bean mixture in addition to toss. Chill for nearly an hr earlier serving.
Enjoy!


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