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Grilled Potato and Green Bean Salad

Grilled Potato and Green Bean Salad
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Grilled Potato and Green Bean Salad
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  1. Steam the potatoes for 5 - 7 minutes or until they are barely tender. Set aside.
  2. Blanch the beans in boiling water for 2 -3 minutes until barely tender. Remove from pan and plunge them into an ice water bath. Drain and set aside.
  3. Combine the potatoes, beans, and onions in a large bowl. Add a bit of the olive oil and some salt and pepper and toss to coat everything evenly.
  4. Spray a grill basket with non-stick spray and set on a grill over medium/high heat. Spread the potato mixture evenly in the basket.
  5. Cook, tossing occasionally until the potatoes are golden and tender and the beans are tender with a bit of crunch. How long this will take depends on your grill. Don't go too far away.
  6. When the vegetables are cooked place them in a large bowl.
  7. Combine the remaining olive oil and the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until blended. Pour the dressing over the veggies and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Green Bean Salad with Warm Bacon Shallot and Garlic Dressing

Green Bean Salad with Warm Bacon Shallot and Garlic Dressing
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Green Bean Salad with Warm Bacon Shallot and Garlic Dressing
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  1. In a large pot, bring a good amount of salted water to boil. Add the green beans and cook for 3 - 4 minutes (they should be just barely tender and quite crisp).
  2. Drain the beans and place in a bowl of ice water. Stir to cool as quickly as possible. Drain well and store in the refrigerator while you make the dressing.
  3. Chop the bacon and cook it in a small skillet until it is crisp. Remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel. Pour off all of the drippings but leave the browned bits.
  4. Add the olive oil to the pan and let it get hot. Add the shallots and cook for 3 minutes or so until they begin to turn golden.
  5. Add the garlic and cook another 2 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Add the vinegar and reduce the heat to low. Let the dressing simmer for a few minutes. Check the flavor and add salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Put the beans in a serving bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle the reserved bacon on the top and serve.
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Potato and Green Bean Salad


Potato and Green Bean Salad
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Potato and Green Bean Salad
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  1. Heat a good amount of salted water to boiling in a large pot. Add the green beans and return to a boil. Cook 2-3 minutes until they are just barely tender crisp. Remove with slotted spoon and place in an ice water bath.
  2. Add the potatoes into the same pot and cook until tender 10 -12 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Spread them out on a dish towel to dry and cool slightly.
  3. Cut the potatoes in half and put them in a large mixing bowl. Add the green beans to the bowl along with the onions.
  4. In a jar combine the olive oil, vinegars, mustard, garlic, and lemon juice. cover tightly and shake until well blended.
  5. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat everything. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Cover and refrigerate for several hours to let the flavors blend.
  6. Remove salad from refrigerator an hour or so before serving. The flavor is best at almost room temperature.
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Italian Three Bean Salad

Italian Three Bean Salad
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Italian Three Bean Salad
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  1. Cook the green beans in salted boiling water for about 2 minutes. You want them quite crisp, but with a tender heart.
  2. Drain the beans and cool quickly in a bowl of ice water. Drain well again and place in a large bowl.
  3. Add the cannellini and garbanzo beans to the bowl. Let the peppers and onions join in the fun, too. Toss everything together.
  4. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice & zest, garlic, mustard, rosemary and parsley in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake vigorously until the dressing is completely blended.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss to coat everything. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, overnight if you have the time.
  6. Give it one more good toss before you serve it and taste again, making any adjustments. It's ready.
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Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad
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Pesto Pasta Salad
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  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. About 3 minutes before the cooking time is over add the green beans.
  2. At the end of the cooking time drain the pasta and beans and rinse well with cold water. Pour the beans and pasta into a large bowl.
  3. Cut the tomatoes in half and add them to the bowl.
  4. Whisk the pesto, stock, and vinegar together until well blended. Pour the dressing over the ingredients and toss to coat well. Taste and add salt and/or pepper if needed.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Overnight is better.
  6. When you are ready to serve, toss well and check for seasoning. If the salad seems dry add a little more vegetable stock or a splash of olive oil. Sprinkle the Romano cheese on top and serve.
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