How to Make Green Beans Balsamico

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Bright and tangy green beans with balsamic dressing is a nutritious and budget-smart addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas table. Fresh green beans dressed simply with balsamic vinegar and olive oil is a healthy option to that holiday perennial, green bean casserole. This dish is just as good at room temperature as it is warm, making it an excellent addition to the buffet table.

Green Beans Balsamico

[Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/gordana jovanovic 2012]
Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/gordana jovanovic 2012

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the beans and cook until crisp yet still tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.

  2. While the beans are cooking, combine the oil and vinegar in a small bowl and whisk well.

  3. Place the beans in a serving dish and toss with the oil and vinegar mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or at room temperature.


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