Green Beans and Red Onion Salad

A perfect summer salad – Crisp green beans, sweet red onion and a light dressing. This salad is best served at room temperature, so whip it up a bit before you eat and let it rest on the counter.

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 red onion, peeled, sliced and separated into rings
  • Parsley, to garnish

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbs red-wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin (the original recipe calls for 1/4 tsp, but more is better in this case!)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cook beans till tender crips – either by steaming the beans over boiling water in a covered pot for 5-6 min or blanch them in boiling water for 3 min. Rinse beans immediately under cold water to preserve their color, drain and let cool.
  2. Transfer the beans to a bowl and add onion rings.
  3. In a small bowl or jar, combine the dressing ingredients. Pour over green beans and onions, and toss the salad gently.
  4. At serving time, garnish with fresh parsley and toss salad again.

From: Good Food Gourmet by Jane Brody