Savory Bean & Tomato Salad Recipe
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Savory Bean & Tomato Salad Recipe

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Garlic and blue cheese in the dressing really perk up green beans and tomatoes. Carol Gano sends this recipe from her home in Ballwin, Missouri.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 6 medium tomatoes (about 2 pounds), sliced
  • 3 green onions, coarsely chopped
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons fresh savory leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 138 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 201 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place beans in ice water.
  2. Drain and pat dry. Cut into 2-in. pieces. Divide the tomatoes, green onions and cut green beans among six salad plates.
  3. For dressing, in a blender, combine the lime juice, blue cheese, oil, garlic, salt and pepper until blended. Drizzle over salads. Sprinkle with pine nuts and savory. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Savory Bean & Tomato Salad in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p48

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 138 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 201 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.

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