Green and Yellow Bean Salad
For the best flavor, let beans marinate.
Bring 3 quarts lightly salted water to a boil over medium heat. Blanch beans separately until crisp-tender. Immediately plunge beans into ice water, drain and set aside. Whisk remaining ingredients together and toss beans with dressing to coat. Let marinate for 1 hour. Serve garnished with fried shallots, if desired.
For this recipe, a rich Cabernet, Merlot or Syrah would go nicely.