Balsamic Green Bean Salad

Number of Servings: 16 (120g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 1 hour 20 min.

Green bean salad is a summer favorite. This version uses a balsamic vinaigrette and adds tomatoes and feta cheese for an updated, colorful dish that is at home on any summer table.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1½" pieces
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground mustard
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Place beans in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook until crisp-tender (8-10 minutes).
  2. Drain and immediately place beans in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, garlic powder, mustard and pepper. Drizzle over beans.
  4. Add the onion; toss to coat.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in tomatoes and cheese.

Nutrition Facts

16 servings per container

Serving Size 120g

Amount per serving
Calories 80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 63mg 4%
Iron 0.8mg 6%
Potassium 235mg 4%
Vitamin A 44mcg 4%
Vitamin C 13.8mg 15%
Vitamin E 0.9mg 6%
Vitamin K 29.6mcg 25%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 1.2mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 29mcg 7%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 2.6mcg 10%
Chloride 196.4mg 8%
Pantothenate 0.3mg 0%
Phosphorus 58.4mg 4%
Iodine 0.2mcg 0%
Magnesium 21.3mg 6%
Zinc 0.4mg 0%
Selenium 1.5mcg 4%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 0.3mcg 0%
Molybdenum 5.5mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Green Beans, Tomatoes, Onion, Feta Cheese (milk, Salt, Enzymes, Cheese Cultures), Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Salt, Garlic Powder, Ground Mustard, Black Pepper.

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