This is a recipe I got from the River Valley Ranch mushroom growers who sell mushrooms at my farmer's market every Sunday from June till October. I love this recipe, it goes great as a side dish to just about anything I barbecue during the summer.
- 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed, cut in half
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coarse salt (I used kosher salt)
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 1⁄2 lb baby portabella mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Heat salted water in a large saucepan until boiling; cook the beans until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain beans; set aside to cool.
- Whisk together the garlic, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl; slowly whisk in the olive oil, adding in a steady stream, until smooth.
- Combine the reserved beans, green onions, mushrooms and parsley in a large bowl. Pour dressing over vegetables; toss lightly.
- Chill 30 minutes before serving.
This wasn't my favorite, but it was devoured at the picnic I took it to today (while several other salads sat half full at the end of the meal). I did use yellow mustard as I didn't have dijon. I steamed the beans 5 minutes to crisp-tender. They did get softer as they sat in the dressing, so I would recommend undercooking rather than risk having a mushy salad.
This is a great dish. I added less salt and oil, more parsley, and cooked the beans about 4 minutes, til crisp tender. I made 50% more to serve 4 people as a side dish. I really liked the vinegar and garlic in this.
This is delicious - very fresh tasting and I love the mustard in the sauce. Thanks for a great recipe.