Here is a perfect summer side dish using all the wonderful colored string beans you can find in markets this time of year. The special ingredient that makes this salad so delicious is the peppery taste and earthy aroma of cumin. It lends an exotic note to a simple dish.
From by the bay, wishing you exotic food memories!
Mixed String Bean Salad
- 1 pound mixed string beans
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
Blanch the string beans in a large pot of boiling salted water for 3 minutes until crisp-tender. Drain immediately and immerse in a bowl of ice water. When cool drain string beans and place in a large bowl. Prepare dressing by whisking the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour dressing over string beans and mix well. Serve at room temperature.