Summer Bean and Radish Salad
- SERVINGS: 20
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon coarsley ground mustard seeds
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
- 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 pound Romano beans, cut on the diagonal into 1 1/2-inch lengths
- 1 pound yellow wax beans, cut on the diagonal into 2- to 3-inch lengths
- 1/2 pound radishes, sliced into thin rounds
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, mustard seeds and shallots. Whisk in the olive oil in a slow steady stream. Add the thyme and season with salt and pepper.
- In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook all of the beans together until just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain the beans and plunge them into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain again and pat thoroughly dry with kitchen towels.
- In a bowl, toss the beans and radishes with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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