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Citrus Green Bean Salad

No recipe image available.Garden-fresh green beans get a citrus-balsamic bath for a refreshing picnic salad. Just before serving, garnish with sliced orange segments.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds green beans, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon coarse-grain mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan cook the beans in boiling water to cover until just crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In jar with a tight-fitting lid, shake together orange juice, zest, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, oil, onion and pepper.
  3. Toss beans with dressing shortly before serving. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.