Green Beans and Radish Salad with Tarragon Pesto

Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.´╝îMakes: 10 servings

Whichever way my garden grows, I usually build my salad with green beans, radishes and a pesto made with tarragon. That adds a hint of licorice. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 cups thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/2 cup pecan or walnut pieces, toasted
  • 1/4 cup tarragon leaves
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Add beans in batches; cook, uncovered, 2-3 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Remove beans and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry. Toss together beans and radishes.
  2. Place pecans, tarragon, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper flakes in a small food processor; pulse until chopped. Add vinegar; process until blended. Continue processing while gradually adding oil in a steady stream. Toss with bean mixture.


1 cup: 115 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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