How to Make Quick Green Bean Salad

Served warm or cold

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How to Make Quick Green Bean Salad Recipe
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Ingredients --

Ingredients --

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Put water on so that it will be at a rolling boil by the time we're ready for it

Put water on so that it will be at a rolling boil by the time we're ready for it

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Once water warms up enough, dissolve vegetable cube in water (you could rather salt the water if preferred, but I find using cubes gives more flavor to boiled foods)

Once water warms up enough, dissolve vegetable cube in water (you could rather salt the water if preferred, but I find using cubes gives more flavor to boiled foods)

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Snap off twigs and hard ends; you don't need a knife, vegetables generally understand on their own which parts are delicious and which should be discarded

Snap off twigs and hard ends; you don't need a knife, vegetables generally understand on their own which parts are delicious and which should be discarded

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Rinse green beans in a colander

Rinse green beans in a colander

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Use the "smashing" technique for your garlic as I discussed in my recipe for "Sugo fresco"; this is especially important in this recipe as we will not be cooking the garlic

Use the "smashing" technique for your garlic as I discussed in my recipe for "Sugo fresco"; this is especially important in this recipe as we will not be cooking the garlic

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I have provided a video of this technique for those who might be having trouble with the concept; again be careful of your fingers!

I have provided a video of this technique for those who might be having trouble with the concept; again be careful of your fingers!

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Skin will remove easily

Skin will remove easily

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Once water is at a rolling boil, pour in rinsed green beans

Once water is at a rolling boil, pour in rinsed green beans

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Reduce to a simmer and cook until they are the texture you prefer. Cooking to me is very personal; you must taste often and you will also smell when a dish is ready!

Reduce to a simmer and cook until they are the texture you prefer. Cooking to me is very personal; you must taste often and you will also smell when a dish is ready!

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Strain green beans and place in serving bowl

Strain green beans and place in serving bowl

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Mix in cloves of garlic

Mix in cloves of garlic

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Dress with lemon juice

Dress with lemon juice

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Olive oil (Don't be stingy! The dressing that remains is sooo good you'll want to sop it up with crusty bread!)

Olive oil (Don't be stingy! The dressing that remains is sooo good you'll want to sop it up with crusty bread!)

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And salt to taste

And salt to taste

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Mix it all together - we have not sautéed the garlic, but the heat of the green beans will "cook" it enough to absorb the garlic flavor (you may want to cover with foil to "steam" dish together)

Mix it all together - we have not sautéed the garlic, but the heat of the green beans will "cook" it enough to absorb the garlic flavor (you may want to cover with foil to "steam" dish together)

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You will not believe what a treat this healthy dish is! Serve warm or prepare in advance and chill in refrigerator before consumption for use as a salad option

You will not believe what a treat this healthy dish is! Serve warm or prepare in advance and chill in refrigerator before consumption for use as a salad option

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