So, we were invited out to dinner and I had to bring the salad – pretty easy considering we do live on a farm! This is what I threw together in under 20 minutes (does not include time to pick the beans). We used this recipe as well at the Farmers’ Market Flavours of Canada BBQ on Augsut 1st as well.
Garlicky Green Bean Salad
Trim 2 lbs of green beans, put into boiling salted water, and cook ‘al dente’. Cool under cold running water. Drain.
Whisk together 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard with 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar and 1/4 cup olive oil. Stir in 4 cloves of minced garlic and a bit of salt and pepper. Toss with beans. Spread out on top of a platter of mixed greens or arugula. Garnish with about 1/4 cup of sliced basil, and a few tomatoes. I added olives to this the first time I made it as well-very good!