Tri-Color Green Bean Salad Recipe


At this time of the year I think I’ve reached the last crop of green beans to harvest from our garden. I simply steamed them and served them the healthy way. In addition to regular green beans, I bought fresh purple beans and wax beans to complete the dish. 

I seasoned the steamed bean salad with a sauce that I concocted using green beans, sweet basil, almond powder and fruity olive oil. As a reminder of the sauce flavor, I garnished the salad with lightly toasted sliced almonds. 

1. Info for Tri-Color Green Bean Salad Recipe

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  • Servings: 8
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2. Ingredients for Tri-Color Green Bean Salad Recipe

  • 6 ounces green beans
  • 5 ounces purple beans
  • 5 ounces wax beans
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom honey
  • 1 tablespoon almond flour
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons basil leaves, tightly packed
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, freshly ground
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds

3. Directions:

  1. Wash the beans. Line the basket of a steamer with parchment paper and place the beans in it. Fill the steamer with a bit of water. Cover tightly. Bring the water to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-high. Cover and steam for about 5 minutes.  Trim the ends of the beans. Cut the beans into 2-inch long pieces. 
  2. For the sliced almonds: In a small pan, dry toast the sliced almonds for about 2 minutes until slightly golden. Transfer to a plate to prevent the nuts from turning more golden (or burning!). For the green bean sauce:  In a blender (or a mini-food prep if you have one), dissolve the honey in lemon juice. Add the mustard, almond flour, basil, ¼ cup green beans,Parmesan cheese and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. You might want to add about 2 tablespoons (or more) of water for a smooth flow.  Drizzle the sauce over the beans. Toss well. Sprinkle the toasted almonds. Serve at room temperature. Bon appétit!

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