green bean salad with creamy balsamic dressing

fresh green beans 

sweet 100 tomatoes

toasted almond slivers

durkee onions

salt and pepper


1 pkg italian dressing mix 

(prepare according to directions except for the vinegar use 1/2 red wine and 1/2 balsamic and don't add water)

2 Tbs light sour cream

The green beans should be crispy for this salad.  You can either quickly toss in salted boiling water and then shock in an ice bath


you can put in a bowl and pour boiling water over and let sit until the water cools to tepid. 

layer in serving bowl with the tomatoes and almonds

Toss with dressing, but have a light hand. A little goes a long do not want to glob this dressing on.

Top with durkee french onions