Green Beans Provencal recipe is a tasty veggie combination that features the trademark ingredients of Province, France. These green beans can be served as either a salad or a side dish with your meal.
This Green Beans Provencal recipe and photo were shared with me by my sister-in-law, Shirley Roth, of Alamogordo, NM. This recipe is originally from Southern Living Magazine, March 2007.
- 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans or 1 (16-ounce) package frozen cut green beans, thawed
- 1/2 pint (approximately 20) cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3 tablespoons red onion, minced
- 2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons olive oil, extra-virgin
- 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, freshly-grated
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme, dried
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
Fresh Green Beans: Wash beans and trim. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, blanch the green beans in boiling salted water for approximately 3 to 4 minutes, drain and refresh in ice water. Drain well and let cool.
Frozen Green Beans: In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add enough water to completely cover the beans; bring to a boil. Cook green beans approximately 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat; drain well and let cool.
In a large serving bowl, combined drained and cooled beans, tomatoes, and onion; toss gently. Pour prepared vinegar vinaigrette over the bean mixture; toss to coat.
Serve at room temperature, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
NOTE: If you refrigerate this recipe longer than 4 hours, the bright color of the green beans will start to fade. To make ahead, prepare the beans and vinaigrette separately; cover each and refrigerate until ready to serve. Toss together right before serve.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
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