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    Green Bean Salad With Kalamata Olives and Hazelnuts

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    3 hrs

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    I usually make this fantastic salad when green beans are plentiful in my veggie garden. This is one of the best green bean salads you will ever have! please don't leave out the kalamata olives or hazelnuts, it's what makes this salad! Prepare ahead this salad needs to chill for a minimum of 3 hours before serving. Also all ingredients can be adjusted to suit taste. Double or triple the ingredients to serve a crowd!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Prepare a large bowl with ice in it.
    2. 2
      Place the beans in a pot on top of stove, and cover with boiling water (make certain that the water is already boiled an still hot).
    3. 3
      Bring to a medium boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes (no more than that).
    4. 4
      Drain the beans and plunge into ice water (this will help stop the cooking process and retain the bright green colour).
    5. 5
      Place the beans to dry on a towel.
    6. 6
      In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, minced garlic, honey and red wine vinegar (start with 3 tablespoons vinegar adding more to taste).
    7. 7
      Place the beans in a large bowl and pour the oil mixture over them; toss well to combine.
    8. 8
      Add in salt and pepper to taste.
    9. 9
      Add in the crushed hazelnuts, olives and green onion or shallots (if using) mix well to combine.
    10. 10
      Chill for a minimum of 3 hours before serving.
    11. 11
      Delicious!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 01, 2006

      55

      I've had this recipe in my cookbook since the day it was published, and I am thrilled that I finally made it. This salad has such wonderful flavor, neither sour nor sweet, but a perfect balance with just that touch of honey. The olives give just enough salt to marry all of the other flavors. I did halve the recipe, an the only change I made was to cut back on the amount of oil. I made this in th morning, and by dinner the flavors were perfect. Do make this one ahead so that it has time to marinate. Thank you Kittencal for sharing the recipe - leftovers at lunch were even better.

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    Nutritional Facts for Green Bean Salad With Kalamata Olives and Hazelnuts

    Serving Size: 1 (173 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 351.8
     
    Calories from Fat 277
    78%
    Total Fat 30.8 g
    47%
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    18%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 206.3 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.6 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 7.7 g
    30%
    Sugars 5.9 g
    23%
    Protein 5.6 g
    11%

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