Green bean, fig and feta salad

A light and healthy summer salad.


400g green beans, trimmed
figs, thinly sliced
1/2 bunch mint, leaves picked
120g feta 
2 tbs sunflower seeds, toasted


1 shallot, finely chopped
1/4 cup (60ml) Champagne or sparkling white wine
1/4 cup (60ml) apple cider vinegar


For the dressing, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Set aside until needed.  Blanch the beans in a large pan of boiling salted water for 3 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in a bowl of iced water until cool, then drain again and pat dry with paper towel. Thinly slice beans lengthways.  To serve, place beans on a platter, top with fig, mint leaves and feta. Drizzle with dressing and scatter over sunflower seeds. 

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