Provencal Bean Salad
Lightly coated in reduced-fat tarragon mayonnaise, this refreshing three-bean salad perks up summer meals. Every bite bursts with flavor. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
Makes12 servings (3/4 cup each)
- 3/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
- 3/4 pound fresh wax beans, trimmed
- 1 pound grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Dash pepper
- In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add green and wax beans; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place beans in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
- Place the beans, tomatoes, kidney beans and olives in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients; pour over salad and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 102 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 321mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
Originally published as Provencal Salad with Tarragon Mayonnaise in Simple & Delicious August/September 2011
Aug 13, 2011
It's delicious!! I cooked the beans longer than the recipe states, until they were about half done. It helps to let the salad sit in the refrigerator for an hour or so to let the flavors meld. This dish was a big hit!