Simple Marinated Green Beans Recipe

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"On warm Indian summer days, I like to prepare fast and fuss-free dishes that don't require heating up the kitchen," relates Sheryl Schmedeman from Spokane, Washington. This tasty side dish makes the most of garden-fresh green beans.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 cup cut fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons French salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 113 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 261 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse in cold water and drain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the beans, salad dressing and onion. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Spoon onto lettuce leaves; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Green Beans in Country Woman September/October 2004, p37

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