Saturday, December 28, 2013

Recipe Redo: Salad with Green Beans and Peanut Dressing

I decided to try this recipe again. The second time around this turned out great! I love the flavor of the peanut butter. It tastes so fresh, but this makes a lot of salad, so cut it in half if there aren't a lot of you eating! In the original recipe, I didn't write where I found this, so I guess this is an original now??

Salad with Green Beans and Peanut Dressing
Serves 6
Total Time: 15 Minutes

  • 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen french cut green beans
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1/2 bunch green onions, chopped into 1/4 inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sliced ginger
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 jar (18 ounce) smooth peanut butter
  • 1-2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 jar (8.5 ounce) hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
Thaw green beans in a colander and pat dry to remove excess water. Clean lettuce and cut into bite size pieces if necessary; set aside.

In a food processor, combine the green onions, garlic, ginger, and jalapeno. Process until uniform. Add the oil and process briefly to form a paste.

Transfer paste to a large bowl. Add peanut butter and 1 cup warm water. Add the remaining water, 1 tablespoon or so at a time, if necessary to make dressing a smooth consistency. Whisk in cilantro, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce.
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