Cuban green bean salad

Cuban green bean salad


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About this recipe: I got this bean salad recipe from a friend from Cuba, in Spanish it is called habichuelas al Escabeche. boiled beans are basted with a vinaigrette while still warm and are left for an hour to marinate at room temperature.


Serves: 4 

  • 1kg green beans, trimmed
  • 120ml balsamic vinegar
  • 80ml olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, sliced into thin rings
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr13min 

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil over a medium heat, add the beans and boil without lid until they are slightly soft but still slightly crunchy, about 7-10 minutes. Check often so that the beans don't get overcooked.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Drain beans and toss with the vinaigrette while still warm. Marinate at room temperature for at least 1 hour. Serve cold or at room temperature.

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Yummy! We substituted half of the balsamic for malt because we ran out - not advisable! - 04 Oct 2015

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