Fresh Green Bean Salad w/Celery and Garlic

June 10, 2013 • Babies, Toddlers & Kids, Beans, Salads, Side Dish, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

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Simple, simple, simple…and sooo tasty!! This is the perfect side to take to a picnic or to serve at a family cook-out this summer.  Just remember, you have to make it the night before and allow all of the flavors to marry overnight in the fridge.  The end result gives you great crunch with the beans and celery plus layers of flavor with the garlic and vinegar dressing.  Enjoy!

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Be sure not to overcook your beans.  You want them crunchy :)  I think you’ll be shocked at the flavor developed in the celery overnight.  I am not a huge celery fan, but I love the flavor of the celery in this recipe.  The rice wine vinegar makes it sweet and the garlic gives it a healthy kick!

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Fresh Green Bean Salad w/Celery and Garlic

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • pinch coarse Greek sea salt
  • pinch black pepper

Instructions

Trim the ends of each green bean and add to a medium pot of water.

Place the pot of water and beans over medium-low heat.

In the meantime, chop the celery and mince the garlic.

As soon as the beans come to a boil, allow them to boil for 2 more minutes, and then immediately drain.

Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Beans should be slightly tender, but crunchy.

Combine beans with celery and garlic in a medium bowl.

Toss with oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Cover and let rest overnight in the fridge.

Serve the following day.

 

 

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