Swiss Green Bean Salad

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 560


1 1/2 pounds fresh, whole green beans
1/3 pound premium Swiss cheese, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup chopped ripe olives
1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1/2 - 3/4 cup chopped, toasted almonds

5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 large cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon crushed tarragon
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 teaspoons prepared dark or Dijon style mustard
1/2 cup packed minced fresh parsley


Wash and string green beans. Steam beans until just tender. Remove from heat; immediately rinse in cold water. Drain well; set aside.

For Dressing:
In large bowl, whisk together all ingredients for Dressing. Add beans and cheese; toss until Dressing is well distributed. Cover tightly and marinate 2–3 hours, stirring once an hour, at room temperature.

Add olives and sliced pepper. Mix well; re-cover and marinate another 5 hours or overnight in refrigerator. Serve topped with almonds.

Fun Fact: The borough and the region of Indiana, Pennsylvania, as a whole promotes itself as the “Christmas Tree Capital of the World” because the national Christmas Tree Grower’s Association was founded there. Actor Jimmy Stewart was born and raised in Indiana, so the town annually holds a Jimmy Stewart film festival as part of the town’s “It's a Wonderful Life” holiday celebration.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 560
Calories from Fat: 423

This Swiss Green Bean Salad recipe is from the Best of the Best from The Northeast Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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