Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Green Apple and Cider Dressing
- TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
- SERVINGS: 6
Diced raw onions make this refreshing salad extra crisp and pungent. Adam Perry Lang sometimes likes to substitute smoky cooked onions; he'll loosely wrap sweet, peeled cipollinis in foil and barbecue them alongside meat for at least 1 hour, or until tender.
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 small shallot, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons boiling water
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed
- 2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 large Granny Smith apple—peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch matchsticks
- 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons minced chives
- In a blender, combine the cider vinegar with the shallot, mustard and salt and puree. With the machine on, gradually add the olive oil until blended, then mix in the boiling water.
- In a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, cook the green beans until barely tender, about 4 minutes. Drain the beans and spread them out on a paper towel-lined baking sheet; let cool.
- In a large bowl, toss the green beans with the tomatoes, apple, onion, parsley and chives. Add the dressing, toss well and serve.