Sunday, January 31, 2010

Easy Tangy Green Beans Salad with a Crunch




Easy Tangy Green Beans Salad with a Crunch Recipe:
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Serves: 4
Prep/Cooking time: 15 mins.


Ingredients:
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Green beans - (cut in 1 inch long pieces)


Red onion - 1 (cut in thin, long slices)


Green chilli peppers - 2 or 3 (slit in thin, long slices)


Roasted almonds - 4 or 5 crushed into medium-size pieces


Garlic powder - 1tsp


For seasoning and salad dressing: mix together salt(according to taste), black pepper - 1tsp,


lemon juice(or vinegar of your taste) - 2 tbsp, light olive oil (could be subsituted with peanut oil)- 1tbsp




Method:
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Cook the cut green beans in boiling water for 5 or 6 mins. They taste better in the salad when they still retain the bright green color even after cooking. That way you know they are not over-cooked.


After taking off the heat, drain the boiling water and set aside the beans.


Then, optionally, you could shock the beans in cold water for a minute so that they retain the bright green color and do not overcook.


Then, in a bowl, mix the green beans with the sliced onion, cut green chillies, almonds and garlic powder.


Finally pour the seasoning/salad dressing ingredients on top and toss well together till well-mixed.


You could garnish the salad on top with lemon zest/cilantro. I used yellow boondi(Indian fritters) for garnish.

2 comments:

  1. Remarkable! I love this recipe so much! I made it yesterday with my mom and we both loved the taste. Thanks!! We will be making this again on my dad’s birthday. Hope he likes it! We also tried the recipes at www.gourmandia.com and www.gourmetrecipe.com and the outcome turned what we imagined, the cuisines are mouth-watering. Take time to glance those sites for more interesting recipes.

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