Spring is here & lighter, refreshing side dishes need revisiting. This is a favorite adapted from a recipe that I had seen with an oriental dressing. My Honey Dijon Vinaigrette is one of my favorites for several salads...Chopped Salad, Spinach/Strawberry/Pecan/Blue Cheese Salad.
12 oz. fresh green beans, split lengthwise
8 oz. wax beans, split lengthwise
2 cups frozen edamame
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
1 orange or red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup champagne vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. coarse ground pepper
Whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour over bean mixture, toss to coat. Let stand 30-40 minutes at room temp, toss again & serve. Refrigerate any salad that is left.