Garlic Green Beans Salad is a traditional Romanian summer salad. An easy way to eat green beans, this salad makes a great addition to your meal. It is served cold and stays well until the next day.
I love green beans cooked in many ways. In the winter, I use lots of frozen green beans, but in the summer I love going to the Farmers Market and buy fresh ones.
I cook them with meat and tomato sauce and sometimes with bacon and almonds (especially in the winter as a side dish). I love them together with mushrooms and leftover ham or just with garlic, as this salad.
HOW TO MAKE THE GARLIC GREEN BEANS SALAD:
To make this salad you will need obviously green beans, garlic, green onions(scallions) and a vinaigrette made with olive oil or sunflower oil, vinegar or lemon juice and salt and pepper to your taste. Some people would add mayo to this recipe, but I prefer it without.
I believe it is tastier and healthier for you. It is totally fine to use frozen green beans if you do not have access to fresh ones, but I would not use canned ones.
I always believed that they are too salty and too mushy for my taste. Get frozen ones and cook them in boiling water with a little bit of salt and they will taste better.
Mash the garlic, chop the green onions and parsley and make a vinaigrette with oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. If you do not have vinegar or you don’t like it, use lemon juice.
Toss everything together and taste for salt and pepper. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes, so the ingredients get friendly with each other.
Serve and enjoy! It is super easy to make and delicious! Serve it with grilled or roasted meats! Awesome!
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