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Balsamic Green Bean Salad

Balsamic Green Bean Salad

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
GILSDORF

GILSDORF

My kids don't like regular green beans, so I came up with this recipe to help with the flavor.

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  • Calories:
  • 174 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Place green beans in a large saucepan. Fill with enough water to cover green beans, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 10 minutes. Drain, and let cool.
  2. In a bowl, stir together shallots, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and oil. Pour over green beans. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve cold.
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Yngvai Malmsteve
103

Yngvai Malmsteve

5/10/2006

First time I made this, I waited 24 hours as it chilled and flavors melded in the fridge. I ended up eating the whole pound of beans in one shot. Three things that improve this, as far as I'm concerned: 1) Instead of boiling or steaming the green beans, toss them with a little olive oil so they get thinly coated, and then roast them on an aluminum foil covered sheet pan at 450F for 14 minutes. The beans taste better this way, plus the dressing sticks to them a bit better. 2) Throw some red pepper flake and fresh ground black pepper in the dressing. 3) Unless you're having some bread on the side, you can cut the amount of the liquid in the dressing by about 20%. Also, since you're not cooking the oil/vinegar, use extra-virgin olive oil.

KRISTEN H
19

KRISTEN H

10/20/2005

Yum! Both my husband and I love this recipe! It's simple to prepare and tastes even better the longer you let it sit in the fridge. The one thing we've changed is to only use half of the olive oil, since we love the taste of the vinegar with the garlic and shallots and that much oil isn't really needed. This is perfect with Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken by Connie, also on this site, and oven roasted red potatoes.

IRISHGINA74
15

IRISHGINA74

8/2/2007

This was good, I did make a few changes. to save time and money, I used a store brand balsamic vinagrette and I added mozzarella cubes.

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