Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Delicious marinated green Beans (good for raw food diets)

Marinated Green Beans - And a yummy salad to put them in!

I loved it when my mom made Salad Nicoise with these marinated green beans. Her salad would also have steamed baby red potatoes and we would drizzle some of the green bean marinade over those too. These beans store well in your refrigerator for a few days. I have had pickled store-bought green beans before - yuk. Make these instead, you will love them.



MARINATED GREEN BEANS Recipe:

Fresh whole green beans
Your favorite healthy oil & vinegar dressing
4 garlic cloves, barely crushed
1 t. mustard seed
1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
1 t. dill seed, if desired
A touch of raw honey



Method:

Wash the green beans and snip off the tips, and string if necessary.
Pack the whole green beans in a clear jar.
Mix the oil & vinegar dressing with the garlic, mustard seeds, red pepper, and dill (if using).
Add a little honey, to taste.
Pour oil & vinegar dressing mix over beans to cover.
Seal the jar and refrigerate 2 to 3 days before eating.


Tip:

These marinated green beans are terrific on salads, like salad Nicoise, potato salad, etc...

OR

Make the Marinated green beans the main ingredient of the salad and add:

Kalamata olives
Feta cheese
Diced ripe tomatoes
Minced fresh oregano

Garnish salad with a pinch of sea salt, fresh ground pepper and a sprig of fresh oregano.


Enjoy!

Leila