Italian Green Bean Salad

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by Leslie in Texas

This colorful salad is great to take to a pot luck or for a buffet.Serve it at room temperature or slightly chilled. Pine nuts add a nice crunch! From a November 1985 issue of Bon Appetit in a "Delicious Do-Ahead Dinner " feature.

Top Review by nott2339

I love this recipe. I made it with only 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and I used walnuts instead of pine nuts. Thanks for a quick and easy keeper! By the way, Leslie, your recipes always sound delish, and I copy most of them to my cookbooks! We have the same tastes, it seems. Cheers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beans in 2 quarts boiling, salted water until crisp-tender, about 7 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse well under cold water; drain again and pat dry.
  3. Combine vinegar,mustard and salt in medium bowl.
  4. Slowly whisk in oil in thin stream.
  5. Combine beans, onion and 1/2 cup pine nuts in large bowl; mix in vinaigrette.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper and let marinate 15 to 30 minutes.
  7. Alternate radicchio and Bibb lettuce leaves over large platter.
  8. Mound bean mixture in center, sprinkle with reserved pine nuts and serve.

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