Campfire Side Salad, Mt. Lebanon (Pa.) School District

Menu Part: 
Salad
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
16 servings

This recipe from Mt. Lebanon (Pa.) School District was designed to meet the new school meal regulations, specifically legumes. This Campfire Side Salad features black beans, but it also includes asparagus, carrots and green beans to help the district meet vegetable requirements.

Ingredients

Vinaigrette
1 cup sherry vinegar
4 tsp. sugar
8 tbsp. oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups oil

Salad
8 lb. asparagus, ends trimmed
4 lb. fresh green beans, cut into pieces
6 cups shredded carrots
8 cups black beans, drained, rinsed

Steps

1. Whisk together vinegar, sugar and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Slowly add oil, whisking constantly to emulsify. Set aside.

3. Blanch asparagus in steamer for three to five minutes. Immediately shock in ice bath to stop cooking process.

4. Repeat for green beans. Make sure all vegetables are well drained.

5. Combine carrots, black beans, asparagus and green beans in mixing bowl.

6. Pour vinaigrette over vegetables and mix thoroughly.

7. Portion salad into 6-oz. containers.

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