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Green Bean Salad

 Green Bean Salad
This salad only has a few on-hand fixings to toss together. With a hint of garlic, it stands up beside a highly flavored main dish. Plus, the lemon dressing refreshes the palate.—Elizabeth Freise, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups frozen cut green beans
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges


  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil; add beans. Return to a boil;
  • cook for 5 minutes (beans will be crisp-tender). Immediately rinse
  • beans in cold water. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice,
  • garlic, salt and pepper; whisk in the oil. Place the beans and
  • tomatoes on salad plates; drizzle with dressing. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 89 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 329 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.