It is coming into the Christmas season and with many parties coming up you may be asked to bring a salad or plate of food to share. Why not try one of these yummy dietitan approved salads!
Green Bean Salad with Basil and Balsamic
- Prep time:10 minutes
- Cook time:15 minutes
- Yield:Serves 6
To save time, while the water is coming to a boil, prep the other ingredients.
- 700g trimmed green beans, cut to 5cm long pieces
- 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1 Soak chopped onions in water: Place the chopped onions in a small bowl of water. This will help take the edge off the onions. Let sit while you prepare the rest of the salad.
2 Blanch the green beans: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil (2 Tbsp salt for 2L of water). Add the green beans to the water and blanch only for about 2 minutes or so, until the beans are just barely cooked through, but still crisp. Fresh young beans should cook quickly. Older, tougher beans may take longer.
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