A wonderful combination of color, texture and flavor…oompah!
1 1/2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed, cut in half
3/4 C olive oil
1/2 C finely-chopped mint (or parsley), packed
1/4 C white wine vinegar
3/4 tsp salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1 C toasted coarsely-chopped walnuts
1 C diced red onion
1 C crumbled feta cheese
In a 6-qt kettle over medium-high heat, bring water to a boil. Add fresh green beans and cook until tender but crisp. Drain beans in a strainer and blanch in ice-cold water. (This stops the cooking process.) Drain. Store in container in refrigerator until ready to serve.
For dressing: Combine oil, mint, vinegar, salt and garlic in blender. Mint should be well liquefied. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve salad.
Just before serving, place beans in a serving bowl. Sprinkle walnuts, onions and feta cheese over top. Pour dressing over bean mixture and toss gently.
Submitted by Debby Shabo Wade
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