Balsamic French Bean Salad

    This cool, crunchy French bean salad is great for a picnic or as a side to lamb and other meat dishes. Balsamic vinegar adds depth to the flavour.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g (2 cups) fresh, tender baby french beans, trimmed
    • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots (may use tender core of onions)
    • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
    • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 2 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Place french beans in a large pan. Fill with enough water to cover beans, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 10 minutes. Drain, and let cool.
    2. In a bowl, stir together onions, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and oil. Pour over green beans. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve cold.

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