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Healthy Green Bean Salad

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  Green beans 1 Pound
  Water 1 Quart
  Water 2
  Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Walnut oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Chopped purple onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely shredded basil leaves 2 Tablespoon

Wash beans; trim ends, and remove strings.
Bring 1 quart water to a boil; add beans and cook, uncovered, 8 minutes or just until crisp-tender.
Drain beans, and plunge into ice water.
Drain again, and par dry with paper rowels.
Combine 2 tablespoons water and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a wire whisk until blended.
Divide green beans evenly among individual salad plates.
Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons chopped onion.
Drizzle 1 tablespoon dressing mixture over each salad.
Top each salad with 1 1/2 teaspoons shredded basil leaves.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 360 Calories from Fat 139

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.1%

Saturated Fat 1.4 g7.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 524.1 mg21.8%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.4%

Dietary Fiber 18 g72%

Sugars 14.4 g

Protein 10 g20.9%

Vitamin A 31.7% Vitamin C 19.1%

Calcium 8.3% Iron 8.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Healthy Green Bean Salad Recipe