To pit the olives, place them on a cutting board, and press firmly with your thumb. The olives will split, and the pits can be easily removed.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill a large bowl with ice and water; set aside. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Salt the water; add the string beans, and cook until bright green and just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, and transfer to ice bath until cool. Drain, and cut in half lengthwise.

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  • Peel cucumbers, and split lengthwise. Remove seeds using a melon baller or a spoon. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices on the diagonal. Combine with string beans, olives, and parsley leaves in a medium serving bowl.

  • Place mustard, red-wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl; whisk to combine. Slowly add olive oil, whisking constantly until well combined. Toss with salad just before serving.

Reviews (1)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
07/24/2008
This salad is easy and fast. I think it would be a great dish for a picnic or pot luck too. Tastes great with the Balsamic Skirt Steak recipe.