Friday, June 1, 2018

Beans, Beets, and Bleu Salad

No doubt about it, I love salads! I particularly love my Green Bean Salad; it is perfect for summertime. With our mid-summer heat and humidity, I was craving that salad today. I was out of tomatoes, so started thinking about other things that would pair well with green beans. I was looking for a variety of colors, a variety of tastes, a bit of crunch, and a pungent bite. I got all of those things in this salad that I call Beans, Beets, and Bleu Salad -- an amazing blend of tastes, textures, and color, along with a wallop of nutrition. It makes an excellent main dish salad, or a wonderful side salad, and pairs particularly well with grilled meats. Give this a try, and see if it doesn’t become one of your new favorite salads as well.
Beans, Beets, and Bleu Salad

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
1 9-oz. pkg.
Melissa’s Steamed Golden Beets
1/2 cup walnut halves
1/2 cup
Melissa’s Dried Tart Cherries
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles
Your favorite vinaigrette

Blanch beans in boiling water for five minutes. Drain, rinse, and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process.

While beans are cooking, rinse and quarter beets and chop onion.

Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl, toss with dressing, and serve.

If you lack the adventure to try beets in a salad, give this version of Green Bean Salad a try.

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judee said...

Really lovely looking salad. Beets are so good for you - I love including them in a salad-

Miz Helen said...

We have enjoyed featuring your awesome post this week at Full Plate Thursday, thank you so much for sharing it with us! We are pinning your post to our Features Board and hope you enjoy your new Red Plate!
Miz Helen