I love green beans and I love slaw. For me, this recipe was an automatic winner. My hubby and his brother are not fans of creamy cheesy dressings so I wanted to find a crowd pleaser. In addition, my MIL and I are making an effort to not turn on the oven while cooking dinner. I found the recipe while perusing
Food and Wine.com and paired it with Grilled Red Curry Chicken. It is tangy, crunchy and you can serve it warm right after you make it or like I did at room temperature. It would be a perfect potluck recipe.
Green Bean Slaw
- 1 1/4 pounds haricots verts (thin green beans)
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
- 1 medium carrot, cut into fine julienne
- 1 medium parsnip, cut into fine julienne
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into fine julienne
- 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
- Worcestershire sauce
- Hot sauce
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped, for garnish (optional)
1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the beans until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain, rinse and pat dry.
2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook over moderate heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the vinegar, water, mustard, honey and celery seeds. Add the carrot, parsnip, red pepper and onion and toss until warmed through, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the beans and toss well. Add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce and season with salt and pepper. Garnish the slaw with the chopped egg and serve warm or at room temperature.
MAKE AHEAD The cooked beans and dressed mixed vegetables can be refrigerated separately overnight. Bring to room temperature before serving.