Simple French Bean Salad with Lemon Dressing
A punchy salad with lemon juice and zest for real zing.
1) Bring a medium pot of heavily salted water to the boil over high heat. Prepare a water bath by filling a bowl halfway with ice water.
2) Once water boils, add French beans until cooked but still firm, about 4 minutes. Place in ice water bath until cool. Drain and shake off excess water.
3) In a medium nonreactive bowl, thoroughly mix olive oil, juice, zest, and anchovies; season well with salt and pepper. Add French beans, shallot, olives, and parsley, and mix well; taste, adjust seasoning as needed. Salad can be served immediately though flavour improves as it sits.