Gently crushing the cucumbers for this salad releases their aroma and creates nooks and crannies for soaking up the dressing. They still retain plenty of crunch, a great contrast to the rich, creamy butter beans. Don’t skip the tarragon here; its fragrance and delicate anise flavor give the dish a refreshing pop. Slideshow: More Cucumber Salad Recipes 

May 2018

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total:
20 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Working with one cucumber half at a time, use the side of a large knife to lightly crush the cucumber. Repeat with remaining cucumber halves. Tear crushed cucumbers into chunks.

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  • Whisk together oil, vinegar, shallot, and mustard in a serving bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Fold in crushed cucumbers, butter beans, and tarragon. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.

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