Our picnics and potlucks usually include some sort of green bean recipe. Green bean salads such as this one hold up well at such gatherings—they’re tremendously popular and easy to eat. Our variation is very tender, because we take an extra step and quickly blanch the green beans. Green beans can often be dry and tough when roasted, so the quick blanching helps produce a very tender batch of beans. Just make sure to drain the beans very well of any excess water. This recipe is great served hot or cold.