Green Beans with Cherry Vinaigrette and Almonds

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Based on a recipe from Curtis Stone found on Taste, this salad is delicious warm or cold, and the fresh cherry vinaigrette is also good on beets or any tossed salads. The green beans and vinaigrette can be prepared 1 day ahead.

  • 500 g Fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 125 g Fresh cherries, halved, pitted
  • 1/2 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Shallots, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 30 g Unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 30 g Whole almonds, toasted, coarsely chopped
  1. In a large heavy pot of boiling salted water, cook the green beans for about 5 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the cherries, lemon juice, and vinegar until the cherries are finely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the parsley, shallots, and oil. Set aside.
  3. In a heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the butter, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Stir the hot browned butter into the cherry mixture. Season the vinaigrette to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the green beans with half of the warm vinaigrette to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the almonds and serve immediately. | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


mjskit 1/7/15 04:42

Cherries and green bean - what an interesting combination! It sure makes a beautiful salad! I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks.

Caramella 1/7/15 05:46

That looks delicious, I love cherries!

Jasna Varcakovic 1/7/15 06:13

My (teenage) son came up to screen and said 'That looks really good mum. Can you make it?'

The Yum List 1/7/15 07:08

A pretty balance of colours.

Christine Ho 1/7/15 07:29

I like Curtis Stone's recipes too. They are often very tasty and easy. But haven't tried the combination of cherries and green bean.

Love your salad, so refreshing, Angie.

lenia 1/7/15 08:03

Great way to enjoy green beans!
Kisses,dear Angie!

Medeja 1/7/15 09:47

This must taste really fresh.. Interesting combination!

Emma | Fork and Good 1/7/15 10:03

It's a heatwave here in the UK today, so this is perfectly timed. Great recipe Angie! :)

Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 1/7/15 10:59

Cherries and green bean? What a lovely combination! Looks deliciious. And love these vibrant colors here! AWESOME! :)

Veronica Ng 1/7/15 12:48

As usual, I love this salad of yours Angie. All your salads are so colourful and healthy and they look so appetising too. Thanks for sharing.

Tricia Buice 1/7/15 14:05

I just adore green beans but would have never thought to use cherries in a vinaigrette. What a terrific idea and the browned butter must really bind it all together. Very nice Angie!

Tania | My Kitchen Stories 1/7/15 15:08

Very imaginative and summery Angie. Those cherries look so perfect.

beena stephen 1/7/15 15:26

Nice tempting clicks . Love it

Ann Low 1/7/15 16:50

Yum... another healthy and yummy salad. Love all the pics, the salad looks so refreshing!

Cheri Savory Spoon 1/7/15 17:21

Hi Angie, what a flavorful vinaigrette, I bet it is delicious, never would of thought of this on my own.

Monica 1/7/15 17:25

I love eating green beans and I do all the time! I love this wonderful way of incorporating cherries, which are so good right now.

Gloria Baker 1/7/15 18:38

Angie these look absolutely beautiful!!

Gloria Baker 1/7/15 18:39

I love the cherries you added!!

Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 1/7/15 19:25

I have been buying tons of fresh green beans lately ... this would be a great way to put them to use! That cherry vinaigrette sounds delicious!

Harriet Emily 1/7/15 22:30

This looks divine Angie! I love the flavours in that cherry vinaigrette, I've never made anything like that before - it sounds delicious! I will have to try this :)

fimère .b 1/7/15 23:19

une combinaison intéressante ça ne peut être que délicieux
bonne soirée

mui mui 2/7/15 00:52

This such a fabulous salad, Angie!
Love the added browned butter in the vinaigrette, sound so aroma and delicious!

Tessa 2/7/15 02:34

That looks fantastic Angie!

Chris Scheuer 2/7/15 02:47

Sounds wonderful, such a unique combination!

Liz Berg 2/7/15 04:08

What a gorgeous plate of green beans! The cherries and almonds are a delectable addition.

Kiran @ 2/7/15 05:35

Yum!! I am already loving the zesty vinaigrette :)

Abbe@This is How I Cook 2/7/15 05:45

I think I could eat Curtis Stone. But I would also eat this salad. And happily!

Sokehah Cheah 2/7/15 07:09

Gosh, what a nutritious salad and am admiring all the lovely pics :)

Eva Taylor 2/7/15 14:54

Cherries are abundant now, the colour combo in this salad is lovely! What a tasty looking salad.

grace 2/7/15 15:45

just going down your ingredient list, i see 'fresh' this and 'fresh' that--awesome flavors, awesome recipe!

Holy Food 2/7/15 17:42

Valuable information ..I am delighted to read this article..thank you for giving us this useful information. Great walk-through. I value this post.

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 2/7/15 19:44

Angie, what a brilliant idea to pair green beans with cherries. So unique, refreshing, colorful, and super delicious! Thank you for the sweet compliment on my blog! xo

Alida 2/7/15 20:59

Oh I love green beans. I am still waiting for them to come into season in the UK. I love your vinagrette. Brava!

Sandhya Hariharan 3/7/15 00:38

What a lovely combination !! Green beans and cherries..

Marcela 3/7/15 02:07

The salad looks amazing! I love the cherry vinaigrette! Lovely recipe! I can't wait to give it a try! Especially this cherry vinaigrette tempts me!

Anne Regalado 3/7/15 03:45

I never seen a green bean dish as gorgeous as yours , Angie :D A simple and refreshing salad for hot summer days !

Pam 3/7/15 04:08

Very unique, Angie! It sounds delicious!

Jeanette 3/7/15 05:56

That fresh cherry vinaigrette is calling my name - what a beautiful way to serve green beans

Barbara 3/7/15 14:10

I've been eating cherries for them. Always looking for ways to use them...can't wait to try your vinaigrette!

Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat 3/7/15 20:04

I love the idea of using a sweet vinaigrette for this dish! It is such a nice change to traditional beans!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 3/7/15 22:27

I love green beans with almonds but never would have though of the cherry vinaigrette. Beautiful!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 4/7/15 01:42

Very cool and unusual pairing with green beans, I so want to try it now.

Amy (Savory Moments) 4/7/15 17:24

I've never thought of pairing green beans and cherries together. What a lovely idea and a beautiful color combination.

Gourmet Getaways 4/7/15 17:54

Fun, healthy, colourful, vibrant! All four words in one dish!!

Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx

CookWith Manali 4/7/15 18:08

love this! nuts are so good with green beans!!

Lei Angeles 5/7/15 04:27

Looking so yummy! I wanna try it.

Nammi 5/7/15 06:21

Hi, Very strange combination you have there but am sure it tastes as delicious as it looks.

Kelly 5/7/15 09:48

This is such a beautiful salad, Angie! Green beans are one of my favorites. The cherry vinaigrette sounds amazing!

claudia lamascolo 5/7/15 13:54

what a great idea these look delicous!

Sue/the view from great island 5/7/15 17:51

This is so simple and so perfect for the season - I love that vinaigrette!

My Inner Chick 5/7/15 23:29

Gorgeous, colorful dish!
I love!!! xx

Mother Rimmy 6/7/15 00:20

What a terrific combination of ingredients. I would never have thought to use cherries in a vinaigrette, but it sounds fantastic with garden fresh beans.

dedy oktavianus 6/7/15 02:56

Awesome simple green bean dish!!!
the way your present and photograph it always inspired me as always...
Dedy@Dentist Chef

Choclette Blogger 6/7/15 18:32

Our beans aren't anywhere near ready yet, in fact they've only just started growing, but I'd love to try this on beetroot. I just need to find myself a cherry pitter.

Geraldine Saucier 6/7/15 22:00

A delicious way to prepare green beans. I love the cherry vinaigrette.

Sharon D 7/7/15 05:51

With cherry? Brilliant! ^.^

tigerfish 8/7/15 05:18

I like that you simply blanch the green beans to cook it slightly. And the cherry vinaigrette sounds so special, with the browned butter.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 8/7/15 05:25

I picked beans this past weekend, and will have a lot coming in this season. I will be picking up some cherries so I can try this!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 8/7/15 21:47

Love the idea…it makes for a beautiful salad.

Emanuele @ guyslovecooking 9/7/15 12:33

Honestly, cherries have got to be one of the most versatile thing EVER. they are so summery and they can be adapted to sweet and savoury dished. Good idea!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 10/7/15 21:57

What a great way to use fresh cherries, I bet the flavours are bursting all over the place :D

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 13/7/15 03:21

This is a unique combination but one I'd like to try! Thanks!

Nippon Nin 14/7/15 00:18

How interesting! Nice color combo. And sounds great!

Ola 15/7/15 17:00

this is like art on the plate and on the table! beatiful!

Pam 15/7/15 20:57

What an delicious looking and sounding side dish!

noobcook 16/7/15 03:33

simply lovely photography ^^

Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen 18/7/15 21:57

Delighted to find such a gorgeous salad, Angie. Love the cherry dressing and will be trying it on lots of dishes.

Roz Corieri Paige 19/7/15 18:16

What a fabulous, new way to top green beans. Plus both are perfectly in season right now. YUM, Angie!

Hema 19/8/15 18:03

Looks so colorful and delicious..


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