Green Bean Salad Almandine

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh green beans. (about 1 and 1/2 lbs)
  • 1 stalk celery thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • kosher salt and fresh crack black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 sliced almonds
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
This is a great salad that uses fresh crispy green beans flavored with lemon juice, wine vinegar and crunchy almonds.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil.
  • Trim the green beans and add to the water.
  • Boil the beans until they are slightly tender. About 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Drain the beans and plunge into an ice bath to stop the cooking.
  • Drain and pat dry.
  • Transfer beans to a large bowl and combine with celery and onion.
  • In a small bowl mix vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper.
  • Add the dressing to the bean mixture and toss to combine.
  • Toast almonds in a non stick pan over medium heat, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  • Sprinkle almonds over bean mixture and chill until ready to serve.
 

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