Green Bean and Radish Salad

This salad is our version of one served at Auckland-based artisanal honey producer BeesOnline. A chile-infused honey compliments the spicy radishes and gives the green beans some sweet heat.

Green Bean and Radish Salad Green Bean and Radish Salad
This simple salad is made with green beans, radishes, and a chile-infused honey.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 14 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 lb. radishes, trimmed and quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. honey, preferably chilli honey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Blanch green beans until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and quickly plunge green beans into a bowl of ice water, to cool them. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add green beans, radishes, and garlic and cook until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add honey, season with salt and pepper to taste, and cook until vegetables are just beginning to caramelize, about 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer salad to a large bowl; set aside to let cool slightly.
  3. Season salad with salt and pepper to taste and divide between 4 small plates. Serve at room temperature.