Green Bean Salad with Feta Dressing

Green Bean Salad with Feta Dressing

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016

Briny feta, tangy buttermilk and fresh herbs combine in a yummy dressing for steamed green beans in this healthy side dish recipe. Serve with grilled chicken, pork or steak for an easy dinner.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1½ pounds mixed green and yellow string beans, trimmed and cut into thirds
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 scallion, cut into thirds
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ⅓ cup halved and very thinly sliced red onion

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  1. Place a large bowl of ice water by the stove. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add beans, cover and steam until tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the beans to the ice water to cool. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Combine buttermilk, feta, mayonnaise, dill, parsley, scallion, vinegar, salt and pepper in a mini food processor. Pulse until almost smooth.
  3. Transfer the beans to a large bowl, add onion and the dressing; toss to coat.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate cooked beans (Step 1) for up to 1 day.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: scant 1 cup
  • Per serving: 91 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 44 mcg folate; 7 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 607 IU vitamin A; 14 mg vitamin C; 91 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 192 mg sodium; 294 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (23% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, ½ fat

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