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Balsamic Green Bean Salad Recipe
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Balsamic Green Bean Salad Recipe

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Serve up those green beans in a whole new way! The tangy flavors and crunch of this eye-appealing side complement any special meal or holiday potluck. —Megan Spencer, Farmington Hills, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 77 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 112 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Place beans in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, garlic powder, mustard and pepper. Drizzle over beans. Add onion; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in tomatoes and cheese. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Balsamic Green Bean Salad in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p51

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 77 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 112 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"I didn't have fresh stringbeans so used thawed frozen ones. Very tasty. Goat cheese would also taste good instead of the feta. Thanks for sharing."

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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"love all the ingredients, so this was so delicious it was a meal for us.

thanks!! a reiter"

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Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"We really enjoyed this salad. It's a great way to get the family to eat more greens. I did put less onion in it though. I thought a whole onion would make it overwhelming."

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Reviewed Jul. 28, 2015

"I've made this several times and love it. I take it to work as a lunch."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2015

"It was OK but nothing to rave about."

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