Fresh green beans steamed just to tender crispness, then chilled for half an hour, taste superb served as a salad with a homemade blue cheese dressing and a garnish of toasted sliced almonds.
If you use frozen green beans, cook according to directions on package but reduce cooking time by 2 minutes. Drain and chill.
This recipe for Chilled Green Beans with Blue Cheese Dressing is from the Salads and Their Dressings, Section 2, Card 19 in My Great Recipes.
Chilled Green Beans with Blue Cheese Dressing
- 3/4 pound green beans
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salad herbs
- almonds sliced and toasted
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 4- ounce package blue cheese crumbled
Remove tips and ends from green beans. Cut beans into halves if they are longer than 4 inches. Wash in cold water, drain.
Put beans into saucepan; add water, salt, sugar, and herbs. Cover and heat to boiling. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or just until beans are tender-crisp.
Drain. Chill in cold water to cool quickly. Place drained beans into serving dish. Cover and chill for 1/2 hour or longer.
Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and mustard. Fold in blue cheese. Spoon dressing over beans. Garnish with sliced toasted almonds.