Green Bean Salad With Basil Vinaigrette

Green Bean Salad With Basil Vinaigrette

2 pounds green beans, trimmed
3 shallots, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2/3 cup grated Romano cheese
Additional grated Romano cheese


Cook beans in large pot of rapidly boiling salted water until just crisp-tender. Rinse with cold water. Drain. Transfer to bowl. Combine shallots and vinegar. Gradually mix in oil. Add basil. Add enough dressing to beans to coat. Gently mix in 2/3 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover; chill.) Place beans on platter. Top with cheese.


About this Author

GardenGuides.com