Gorgonzola Green Beans

Gorgonzola Green Beans
Serves 6
1 ½ lbs. green beans, trimmed and cut in half on the diagonal
2 tbsp. Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp. Kowalski's Balsamic Vinegar
- freshly ground Kowalski's Citrus Salt and Kowalski's Black Peppercorns, to taste
½ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 tbsp. thinly sliced red onion pieces
2 tbsp. toasted pine nuts
- freshly grated lemon zest, to taste

Bring salted water to a boil in a large saucepan; add beans. Return water to a boil; boil just until beans are crisp-tender (about 5 min.). Drain; move beans to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with oil and vinegar; toss to coat. Season to taste with citrus salt and pepper; toss again. Move beans to a serving platter; sprinkle evenly with cheese, onion pieces, pine nuts and lemon zest. Serve immediately.

Tasty Tip:

  • This dish is also excellent as a cold salad. After blanching beans in the boiling water, drain and plunge them into ice water. Once cool, drain again and refrigerate for up to 2 days until needed. Finish beans as noted above.