Green Beans
Honey Balsamic Green Beans

Usually, I just drizzle some balsamic vinegar on my beans to dress them up.  But for a more elegant dish, this honey balsamic dressing is very tasty and makes a great do-ahead cold bean dish.  Very nice.

1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

1 1/2 lb. green beans, ends trimmed

1/4 cup Unflavored Olive Oil

2 teaspoons honey

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Pinch of salt and pepper

2 tablespoons Pinot Noir Wine Vinegar, Pomegranate Balsamic or Denissimo Balsamic

In a skillet, toast the walnuts or pecans just until golden.  Set aside. 


In the same skillet, bring 1/2 inch water to a boil and add the beans.  Simmer 5-6 minutes, covered, until crisp-tender.  Drain.

While the beans are cooking, combine the oil, honey, mustard, salt and pepper in a small container.  Pour over the beans and add the nuts.  Gently toss and refrigerate.