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Beans 'n' Greens

 Beans 'n' Greens
Tasty and a snap to make, this side dish is a guaranteed salad bar star. The tangy marinade dresses up the green beans, spinach and lettuce nicely. I keep the recipe at the front of my easy-to-make file. -Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
14-18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) cut green beans, drained
  • 8 cups torn lettuce
  • 4 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine the first six ingredients;
  • shake well. Pour over green beans; toss to coat. let stand for 15
  • minutes. Just before serving, drain beans, reserving the marinade.
  • In a salad bowl, combine the beans, lettuce, spinach and Swiss
  • cheese. Drizzle with the reserved marinade and toss to coat. Serve
  • with a slotted spoon. Yield: 14-18 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 161 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 309 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.