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Simple Marinated Green Beans

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.


2 servings

"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.


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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 113 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 261mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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