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Bartlett Pear and Green Bean Salad

Bartlett Pear and Green Bean Salad

Bartlett Pear and Green Bean Salad

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About This Recipe

Yield:2
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:40 minutes (to cool and/or chill green beans)
Special equipment:pot for boiling water, colander for draining green beans, water bath
This recipe appears in: Serious Salad: Summer Pear Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 cups of green beans
  • 2 Bartlett pears
  • 4 tablespoons of honey-roasted pecans (walnuts or pistachios would also pair well)
  • 2 to 3 cups of washed and dried spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Procedures

  1. 1

    Rinse green beans and snap off bean ends. Boil water, adding salt as temperature rises. Boil green beans for 3 to 5 minutes, taste one for doneness, then drain and plunge into cold water for 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool.

  2. 2

    Divide spinach leaves between two plates. Thinly slice pears and arrange each on a fan shape on both plates. Top with green beans and nuts.

  3. 3

    Drizzle white balsamic vinegar onto the salad plates. Sprinkle lightly with pepper to taste.

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