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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016


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  • 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.

  • Combine buttermilk, feta, mayonnaise, dill, parsley, scallion, vinegar, salt and pepper in a mini food processor. Pulse until almost smooth.

  • 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 Facts

91 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.8g 15% DV; sugars 2.8g; fat 4.9g 8% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 6.5mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 606.7IU 12% DV; vitamin c 13.6mg 23% DV; folate 43.9mcg 11% DV; calcium 91.3mg 9% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 28.1mg 10% DV; potassium 293.5mg 8% DV; sodium 192.3mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.

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