Green Bean Salad with Basil, Apple Cider Vinegar and Parmesan
1 lb green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch long pieces
¼ cup finely chopped onions
2 TBL apple cider vinegar
4 TBL olive oil
¾ cup chopped, fresh basil leaves
¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup of sesame seeds
To taste, add:
Freshly ground black pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans & onions to the water and blanch for about 3-5 minutes. The beans should be crisp and lightly cooked.
Prepare a large bowl of cold, ice water. Pour the green beans into the cold water to cool them and stop the cooking process.
Place green beans, onions and all other ingredients in a serving container and toss.
Chill until ready to serve. . .this recipe works great with larger amounts of green beans.
Try adding chopped sundried tomatoes for extra flavor.