Myra & Brendan Christopher's French Green Bean Salad With Blueberry Dressing

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 5:00 PM, September 11, 2007

Aired September 11, 2007

Serves 8 servings
2 pounds French green beans, ends trimmed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, divided
1/4 pound fresh parmesan cheese, shaved

Blanch green beans in boiling water until tender, approximately 3 minutes. Remove beans from heat and submerge in an ice water bath.

For the vinaigrette, put EVOO, balsamic, brown sugar, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup blueberries in food processor. Pulse until blueberries are pured.

Drain green beans and mix with the remaining blueberries in a salad bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette over beans and berries. Top with shaved parmesan.