Grilled Green Bean & Smoked Tomato Salad

Grilled Green Bean & Smoked Tomato Salad
Grilled Green Bean & Smoked Tomato Salad

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • For Smoked Tomatoes:

  • 1

    tbsp olive oil

  • 1

    pinch dried oregano

  • 1

    pinch dried thyme

  • 1/8

    tsp California garlic pepper

  • 2

    plum tomatoes, quarter lengthwise

  • For Honey Dijon Vinaigrette:

  • 2

    tbsp honey

  • 2

    tbsp rice wine vinegar

  • 2

    tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 1

    tbsp sugar

  • 3/8

    tsp California garlic pepper

  • 3

    tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 3

    tbsp vegetable oil

  • For Salad:

  • Salt

  • 1

    pound green beans

  • Ground black pepper

  • 2

    tsp olive oil

  • 1/2

    cup thin;y sliced red onion

  • 8

    ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

Directions

To prepare smoked tomatoes: In a small bowl, stir together olive oil, oregano, thyme and garlic pepper; add tomato wedges and toss to coat well. Place in a smoker over hickory chips and smoke until tomatoes begin to soften. Set tomatoes aside. To prepare vinaigrette: in a blender, combine honey, vinegar, mustard, sugar, and garlic pepper; pulse until well mixed. Combine olive oil and vegetable oil in a 1 cup measuring cup with a spout. With blender running, gradually add oil through hold in lid. Yields about 10 tablespoons. To prepare salad: Prepare a medium hot dire in the grill or use a grill pan. Bring a large pot of salt water to a boil. Add green beans; cook just until crisp-tender. Drain well. Toss with salt and pepper to taste and just enough olive oil to coat lightly. Place beans on a hot grill; leave just long enough to make grill marks and to introduce a grilled flavor. Let beans cool completely. Toss cooled beans with red onion and 1/2 cup vinaigrette or to taste. Just before serving toss with Gorgonzola; garnish with smoked tomatoes.

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