• 1/2 pound green beans with the ends trimmed
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • about a handful of sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp cold lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • salt and pepper to taste


soak the green beans for about 30 minutes in ice water.
bring about 6-8 cups water to a rolling boil and add 1/4 tsp salt. add the green beans and boil for about 5 minutes. drain and soak in ice water again until cold.
while the green beans cool; mix the lemon juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, cranberries, and almonds. once the green beans have cooled place them in a large bowl and toss with the fruit and nut vinaigrette. serve as a side or as a tasty salad :)

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Submitted 5/16/09.
Submitted By: Julie Cheeseman

green bean salad with dried cranberries and almonds