On to auditioning Thanksgiving side dish #2! I'm a recent convert to green beans. They aren't something I ate a lot of growing up, and the green bean casseroles I had at other people's shindigs in early adulthood always confused me - the combination of canned cream soup, green beans and crunchy onion strings is a bit random, I think. Nevertheless, green beans are a traditional element of American Thanksgiving.
While I don't love the classic casserole idea, I do like to try to include some iteration of the side on the Turkey Day menu. I was immediately intrigued by this recipe by Anita Lo, which I adapted it slightly to my preferences. A bright and refreshing alternative to the casserole, this dish has the added bonuses of being incredibly easy and ammenable to being made ahead of time.
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