Green Bean Salad
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 lb green beans, washed and trimmed (about 3 cups trimmed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt & pepper
  1. Mince the clove of garlic. In a bowl, combine and toss the minced garlic, green beans, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread them evenly over a baking sheet and roast them in a 375F oven for about 30 minutes.
  2. Toast the walnuts in a small dry skillet over medium heat for a couple of minutes and then transfer them to a small bowl to cool. Add to the bowl the remaining olive oil, mustard, vinegar, onion, shallot, basil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together.
  3. Transfer everything into a big, serving bowl and whisk. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.