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Old 04-21-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Greenbean salad:How far in advance can it be made?

I am making a green bean salad that will be served cold. I am thinking it will be marinated like a cucumber salad in a vinager dressing. I usually blanch the beans and add raw red onion, shallots, and red and yellow pepper. Should I blanch the green beans? And how far advance can I make this? I want it be crisp and am afraid if I make it to early it will get mushy.

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Old 04-21-2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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If I understand corectly the term "blanching" it is a very quick process and if done proparly will not make the beans mushy. You can easily make it half an hour to an hour in advance.
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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blanch/shock your veggies & they'll not only be brighter, they'll taste great!
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If I understand corectly the term "blanching" it is a very quick process and if done proparly will not make the beans mushy. You can easily make it half an hour to an hour in advance.
Can it be made a day or 2 in advance?
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Can it be made a day or 2 in advance?
can you mix your dressing & blanch your beans, then combine later?
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I think it would be fine to make a day ahead.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:09 PM   #7
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Couple hours are also fine. I would not recomend any salad containing onions to sit over night. Not a good idea.
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i'm fretful 'bout the vinegar, too.
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Hm, how do I edit my post? Actually I'm wondering about English, should I have said sit instead of seat?


Hm, now I see edit botton on this post. How long do we have before it goes away?
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20 minutes, mr. charlie.
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