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Hunter Blend Green Bean and Toasted Pecan Salad

Otis Mehlberg - Thursday, December 09, 2010

2 TBSP pecan pieces
12 oz. fresh green beans, trimmed
½ oz. red onions, thinly sliced
1 ½ TBSP Basiks at Home™ Aged Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp sugar, if desired
¼ tsp Basiks at Home™ Hunters Blend
½ oz. blue cheese, crumbled

Heat 8" skillet over medium high heat and dry roast pecans for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant and beginning to lightly brown, stirring frequently. This process brings out a lot of flavor. Set a steamer basket in a small amount of simmering water in a medium saucepan. Put the beans in the basket and cook, covered for 4 minutes until tender crisp. Transfer the beans to a colander, rinse with cold water to stop the cooking and let the beans cool to room temperature. Drain well. In a medium bowl, toss the beans with the onion, vinegar, sugar and Original Blend to combine thoroughly. Sprinkle with the pecans and blue cheese.