Green Bean Summer Salad

By • May 24, 2010 3 Comments



Author Notes: My mom has always been the best and making great summer salads and inspiring me to create them as well. This is a take on one of my favorite green bean salads from childhood. - MadisonMayberryMadisonMayberry

Food52 Review: MadisonMayberry's super delicious salad is very simple and perfect for a picnic. The blanched beans are perfectly cooked and well matched with the crunchy toasted nuts and the punch of the raw onions. A final sprinkling of dill is the perfect touch for summer. - StephanieThe Editors

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Serves 6-8

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. *Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. *Place pecans on a baking pan or oven-going baking dish and toast in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Set aside.
  3. *Place green beans in a large saucepan and add enough water to come about halfway up the green beans. Bring to boiling and cook 5 minutes, or until green beans are crisp-tender, meaning they still have some crunch to them, but are pleasantly tender. Drain beans and place in a large bowl.
  4. *Add the toasted pecans and chopped onions to the bowl. *In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper.
  5. *Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the green beans and toss to coat. Serve immediately at room temperature, or refrigerate up to a day and serve chilled.

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