Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spring Green Bean Salad

This is the spring version of my favorite summer salad. I'm sure to provide you with the summer version once we get there!

Spring green bean salad with onions, grapefruit and macadamias


1 pound green beans, washed and trimmed
1 medium sweet onion, sliced
1 grapefruit, segmented
1 lime
nuts of your choice (I used diced macadamias)
Coconut oil or olive oil


Start by sautéing onion in oil until soft. I like to use coconut oil since it gives the dish a nice tropical flavor, especially with the macadamias, but you can use olive oil as well.

Add the green beans, and cook until tender.

In the meantime, zest and juice one lime. I do this right into the serving bowl.

Add grapefruit segments.

Once the beans and onions are done, add them to the bowl. Mix, add grapefruit juice if it needs more acid, and salt to taste. Garnish with the macadamia nuts.

Oh, but what do you go with the grapefruit juice? Just add vodka and make a Greyhound! You might have to supplement with store-bought grapefruit juice as well. It's like a screwdriver (OJ and vodka), except not as sweet, and we aren't 21 anymore, so it's an acceptable grown-up drink.

greyhound cocktail of grapefruit juice and vodka


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Colleen said...

looks yummy!

Cassie Bustamante said...

that looks great! my mom has a green bean salad she always makes, too. YUM.

Amanda said...

That looks delicious (and I am talking about the Greyhound, hello!). What a great use for those macadamia nuts from Trader Joe's.

reFresh reStyle said...

Ok you had me at green beans and took it over the top with the greyhound! Never tried one, but I will ;)
Have a great day!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So what's the calorie count on that one ...

Will Weight Watcher's approve? I know they'll say no to the the whole vodka grapefruit thing though ...



Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Cheers! Looks delicious the drink and the salad.

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Vodka tastes great with anything. ;)

Jenna said...

Wow this looks delicious, and I think I have everything on hand including fresh green beans from the garden!! So excited to try it.

Thanks for sharing on Newlyweds Recipe Linky.

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