Monday, April 20, 2009

French Green Bean Salad

We had tons of fresh French green beans and I wanted to make a cold salad with them. Not having made one before I set to search for one on the internet. I was not able to locate a “healthy” version. Everything that I found had either mayo or sour cream in it. So I came up with my own quick, easy, and yummy French Green Bean Salad.

1lb or more Fresh French Green Beans
Black Olives, canned or fresh
3 Roma Tomatoes
3 or 4 Cloves of Garlic
Salt and Pepper
Oil and vinegar.


Blanch beans (tips removed) in salted boiling water for 5 minutes. Immerse beans in cold water. Slice olives and tomatoes. Season to taste with garlic, salt, pepper, vinegar and oil. Keep cold for several hours before serving.


Cheryl said...

I just let some fresh beans to go waste, I could kick myself now! Those look tasty!

Maria said...

I love fresh green beans!

Shelly said...

This looks light and delicious!

Selba said...

This must be crunchy!

Elra said...

Such a perfect post. It's 90 something degrees today, so having a nice salad like this is what I need.

Rowena... said...

Garlic, olive oil, s& got that right! And really, all that is ever required for healthy eating is less stuff added to the original. It's too bad that an involved ingredient list in online recipes seems to take such high priority in order for a dish to be a success. In my book less is always more!

Thank you for the comment on the dog training...of those left, yours made the most absolute sense of all. :-)

Grace said...

i love, love, love fresh green beans--frozen and canned just don't hold a candle. your salad looks refreshing and delightful--nicely done!

Sara said...

This looks like a great salad! I really love those black olives, the olives and tomatoes make the salad so colorful too :)

HappyTummy said...

hi cassie!

that looks deeelicious! i would have never thought to marry green beans and olives, but now that you mention it, it seems like a no-brainer. yum!

also wanted to thank you for including me on your blogroll, i so appreciate it. i know that you know i moved to my own domain--would it be possible to change the link to thanks so much! :)

Leslie said...

Yum! This looks so fresh and delicious! I agree, it's so hard to find simple, healthy recipes sometimes, especially for vegetables. I don't think you could have found something that would have been better than this!

Juliana said...

Looks very good and healthy! Love easy recipes! Great pictures!

Sara said...

This sounds great.

Amanda Hesser has a recipe for a green bean salad with walnut oil in one of her books that might be worth checking out.

Koruklu said...

I just love the green beans!!!! Love it!!!