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 living a #beachpretty life….

living a #beachpretty life….

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Cherry Tomato, Green Beans and Wax Bean Salad with Lavender Vinaigrette

Cherry Tomato, Green Beans and Wax Bean Salad with Lavender Vinaigrette

Cherry Tomato, Green Beans and Wax Bean Salad 

Ingredients


6 ounces green beans, trimmed, cut into 3-inch lengths

6 ounces wax beans, trimmed, cut into 3-inch lengths

1-1/2 cups coarsely torn country-bread crumbs (about 3 ounces)

3-1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

Kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh lavender blossoms or about 1/8 teaspoon dried lavender*

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved (10 ounces)

1/2 cup chopped red onion

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions


In large saucepan, add beans to rapidly boiling salted water. Cook, uncovered, until crisp-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain beans; plunge into cold water to cool. Drain beans well.

Preheat oven to 375°F. In small shallow roasting pan, toss breadcrumbs with 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon of thyme, and 1 minced garlic clove. Sprinkle lightly with salt; toast in oven until golden brown, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes.

In large bowl whisk remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons thyme, garlic clove, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and lavender to blend. Add green and wax beans, tomatoes, and red onion to dressing; season with pepper. Toss to combine. Stir in breadcrumbs just before serving. Makes 4 main dish or 8 side dish servings.

*If using dried lavender, use about 1/8 teaspoon; increase the amount for more flavor, tasting as you go. Do not use more than 1/4 teaspoon. (Source) (see menu)

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