Grace - adapted from the recipe in Mimi Sheraton's 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die
This recipe for green beans, from the Caucasian Republic of Georgia, is absolutely delicious! The green beans are dressed with a sauce that consists of walnuts, herbs, garlic, red wine vinegar, onion, and paprika. You must try this delicious side dish from Georgia!!
1lbgreen beanstopped and tailed, and cut into 2 inch pieces
1/4red onion minced
3tbspred wine vinegar
salt to taste
Wash the green beans. Top and tail them. Cut into 2 inch pieces. Fill a large saucepan with water (add 1/2 ts salt) and bring to the boil. Boil the green beans for approximately 10 minutes. Drain and allow to come to room temperature.
Make your dressing by combining the other ingredients in a mixing bowl: walnuts, garlic, red onion, red wine vinegar, vegetable oil, paprika, parsley, and cilantro. Mix all ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste.
Once the green beans have come to room temperature add to the dressing and mix well. Refrigerate for at least one hour before consuming. If you can leave the beans a little longer than 1 hr, the flavor should be more developed.
I'm so excited about this new way of dressing green beans! Try it as a side at your Thanksgiving dinner, or anytime you desire a delicious side meal! Enjoy this taste of Georgia!!