Summer Green Bean & Nectarine Salad with Lemon-Herb Marinated Feta

Summer Green Bean & Nectarine Salad with Lemon-Herb Marinated Feta

This salad is summer on a dish. It’s packed with seasonal favorites in a satisfying sweet and savory combination of flavors. We like our beans soft and tender, vs. squeaky, so we recommend the entire cooking time. This salad pairs beautifully with lemon verbena and thyme in a lemon-herb vinaigrette and dry chardonnay. 

Ingredients  

250 grams of feta cheese, cut into cubes

½ cup (more or less) of lemon-herb vinaigrette*

250 grams of French filet green beans

2-3 ripe nectarines, cut into thin slices.

30 grams of toasted sliced almonds

Pickled shallots to taste

Method

Place the cubed feta in a small jar and cover with the lemon-herb vinaigrette.  Let the cheese marinate overnight.  If you’re in a pinch, a couple hours will still infuse the cheese with flavor.

Trim the ends off the green beans and cook in boiled salted water for 5 minutes or until tender.  Drain and leave to cool to room temperature.

Drain the marinade from the cheese and toss it with the green beans, and then arrange them on a serving plate.   Scatter the nectarines on top, then the feta cubes, then the sliced almonds, then the pickled shallots.  You’re ready to eat!

*The lemon-herb vinaigrette was included in this week’s box, but you can replicate it here:

⅓ cup of  extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup of fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon of dijon mustard

Zest of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of honey

Crack of black pepper

2 tablespoons of thyme

1 tablespoon of rosemary

1 tablespoon of lemon verbena

Whisk everything together and taste for seasoning.  Keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks and bring to room temperature before using.


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