Monday, September 21, 2015

Green Bean Salad

This is one of my favourite salads to make, especially as an accompaniment to fish dishes especially my mum's potato pie. Its a very easy dish and best made just before serving. You can make the dressing earlier but blanch the beans just before serving and toss in dressing while still warm. Its a Jamie Oliver recipe which I found in one of my favorite books Jamie's Dinner's. 

Recipe : Green Bean Salad , recipe from Jamie's Dinners

200g green beans
5 tbsp olive oil preferably extra virgin
2 tbsp white grape vinegar
¼ tsp mustard
1 small clove of garlic
2 tsp water
1 spring onion, finely sliced

Make dressing :  Mix everything in a small clean glass bottle ( like an empty and cleaned jam jar) or a small bowl. The bottle method is easy as you just put everything in it , put the lid on tight, and give to your child  and ask them to give it  a good shake. Taste and adjust seasoning and add the spring onions

String the beans, cut into bite size pieces. I like to cut at an angle so the beans look more pretty.  

Bring a pan of  lightly salted water to a boil . Add the green beans and boil for 5-8 minutes till just tender , remove and drain  and add to a bowl.

Add the dressing and mix it through the beans. Serve as soon as possible. 


Serving this up at IHCC's  September Potluck.....


  1. Simple and beans are one of my favourites too.

  2. that's a very simple salad made from my favorite veges...

  3. Green beans are among one of my favorites. A simple preparation that brings out the best of the beans.

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  5. I do love fresh green beans just about any way. This looks tasty.

  6. I can see this as a staple side dish that everyone always requests. It seems like it would go well with just about anything. Delicious:)

  7. Hi Nammi,
    Such a healthy and delicious salad. I love simple salads like this!


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