Green Bean Salad
We were looking for a side dish that we didn’t have to worry about serving hot. With a little advance work, this salad is ready when you are.
Why This Recipe Works
A room-temperature side dish reduces the pre-meal rush at any get together, and crunchy green beans were the perfect candidate for this fresh salad. Blanching the beans tenderizes them, and shocking them in ice water ensures that they keep their vibrant color in the acidic dressing. Lemon, shallot, mustard, garlic, and oil compose the simple vinaigrette, and grassy dill adds brightness. Radishes provide a peppery bite, and toasted almonds—introduced at the last minute—add a nutty crunch.