This salad is amazing. It is great hot & cold. It is so easy to make with just 5 ingredients.
The whole trimming of the green beans take some time but I recommend using scissors and doing a couple at a time.
Green Bean Salad
1 lb fresh green beans, washed, trimmed & cut into bite sized pieces (this is just my preference)
2 leeks, washed, cut into half moons
1/2 cup (packed) fresh dill
1/2 cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
Fill a sauce pan with water and bring to a boil. (This is to blanch the beans). While waiting for water to boil prepare green beans. Once the water is boiling, place green beans in the water for one minute, with a slotted spoon or similar tool, transfer beans to a bowl of ice water to stop cooking, for a couple of minutes, then drain them in a colander. Set aside while you prepare the rest.
In a medium sized skillet warm your choice oil/butter. I used 2 teaspoons of extra virgin coconut oil. Add chopped leeks & a pinch of sea salt. Saute, uncovered for about 5 minutes, occasionally stirring. Once the leeks have softened a bit, cover and let cook for about 10 minutes, stirring once or twice. While the leeks are cooking coarsely chop almonds and dill and add them to serving bowl~ If you have a toaster, lightly toast the almonds or quickly do it in a saute pan after the leeks are done.
Leeks should be super soft & buttery. Add beans to serving bowl and toss with leeks, dill, almonds and olive oil.
( you could also steam the leeks for about the same amount of time and get a very similar outcome)
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