Wednesday, July 15, 2009

GREEN BEAN AND RADISH SALAD WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE

My hubby doesn't eat his veggies, and this is something that bothers me. I've told him repeatedly that veggies are good for him and he should eat more of them. His answer is that he eats plenty of veggies: corn, potatoes and tomatoes. So, when he told me that he won't eat green beans hot, but he does love them as a salad, I went right to it. This salad has evolved from just green beans with oil and vinegar, to its present state. This has become one of our fave salads for summertime because it's cool, refreshing and the flavors go together perfectly. And he's actually eating something green.

Green Bean and Radish Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Source: Judy's Kitchen
Rating: 10 out of 10
INGREDIENTS:
Whole green beans (allow about a small handful per person), rinsed, ends cut or snapped
Sea salt to taste
Radishes (allow 4-5 per person), scrubbed, ends cut, thinly sliced
Green onions (allow 2 per person), sliced
Barely cover beans with cool water in appropriate size pot. Salt to taste. (Sometimes I cook the beans in chicken broth, if there happens to be some hanging out in the fridge.) Bring to boil over high heat; cover, reduce heat to simmer. Simmer about 5 minutes, or till beans are still crisp-tender. Drain; pour beans into bowl; cover; refrigerate. When beans are thoroughly chilled, add radishes and green onions. Toss with vinaigrette and serve immediately.
Lemon Vinaigrette: 1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp. Grey Poupon mustard
2 tsp. honey
1 medium garlic clove, finely grated
1 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a jar; seal with lid; shake till emulsified. Taste to adjust seasonings, adding more salt if needed.



16 comments:

Martha said...

This looks really good and I love vegetable salads -- they are usually a part of our lunch. I'll hae to try this real soon-- it is very pretty!

Donna-FFW said...

I love how this salad looks. Absolutely delicious, healthy, and light. And you rated it a 10. I know it has to be good!!

Delectable Dining said...

I love cold green beans in salad also (though I love them warm as well!). This vinaigrette sounds perfect.

Reeni♥ said...

What a delicious way to eat your veggies especially with the lemon vinaigrette!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

The red radishes compliment the green beans beautifully. The vinaigrette makes it healthy. All good stuff.
Sam

Lynda said...

This is a beautiful salad, Judy; a great way to get in the veggies!

Sylwia said...

I love radishes and lemon dressing sounds delicious!

Linda said...

This sounds great...I love green beans and radishes... and the dressing sounds perfect...

Katrina said...

Looks great to me! I love veggies. We have a friend that won't eat any veggies either--except corn and potatoes and peas (canned only--ewweee!)

teresa said...

this is so pretty, what a great way to eat veggies!

Barbara Bakes said...

The lemon dressing would be so good on lots of salads!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,....Your salad & lovely honey, lemon & mustrad dressing is so lovely!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious. I love radishes and don't see many recipes using them. They seem perfect with this!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous salad! My husband loves popcorn and often points to that as his "vegetable". ;)

Sara said...

I love radishes, they add so much color and flavor. This sounds like a great salad!

Yasmeen said...

love the zesty vinaigrette adds a nice zing to any salad :D