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Tex-Mex Green Bean Salad

 Tex-Mex Green Bean Salad
This salad is a family favorite at cookouts. It's especially good with barbecued beef, which is so popular here in Texas.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, optional


  • Place the beans and salt in a saucepan; add a small amount of water.
  • Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse in cold
  • water; drain.
  • In a bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, onions, pepper and cumin.
  • Add beans and toss to coat. Serve on a bed of lettuce. Sprinkle with
  • cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 1/2-cup serving (prepared without cheese) equals 65 calories, 5 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.