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Tarragon-dressed beans

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 TBS Tarragon leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green onions (both white and green parts), coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Seasoned rice wine vinegar (in the Asian section of most grocery stores)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 TBS Mild olive oil
  • 1 lb Fresh green beans, trimmed

In a small mixing bowl, combine tarragon, green onions, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk in olive oil. Set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. of salt and stir to dissolve. Have a bowl of ice water ready and paper towels.

Toss the beans in the boiling water, cook no more than 7 mins. (I cook for less as I like the beans a little crisper). Drain and transfer the beans to the ice water, pat dry on the paper towels. Dress the beans immediately and serve. This is a tasty alternative to a lettuce salad.