Trying to lighten up your green bean casserole? Try this quick and easy salad version, which combines fried shallots, croutons, mushrooms, green beans, and chopped chard leaves for a lighter take on a holiday classic.

Lauren Grant
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2019


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  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Add half the shallots and cook, stirring, until golden brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Repeat with the remaining shallots. Set aside. Leave any remaining oil in the pan.

  • Add bread to the pan and cook over medium heat until toasted, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.

  • Add green beans and water to the pan, cover, and cook over medium heat until tender, 5 to 6 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk mustard, vinegar, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Add the mixture to the beans and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in chard, the mushrooms, and the croutons. Top with the reserved shallots.


To make ahead: Blanch green beans; cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Skip Step 4; instead stir beans into the pan with the mushrooms in Step 3 to heat through.

Nutrition Facts

116.1 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 14.5g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.4g 10% DV; sugars 3.4g; fat 5.6g 9% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 1566.1IU 31% DV; vitamin c 13.6mg 23% DV; folate 54.3mcg 14% DV; calcium 47.9mg 5% DV; iron 1.7mg 10% DV; magnesium 37.7mg 13% DV; potassium 354.6mg 10% DV; sodium 299.4mg 12% DV.

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This deconstructed green bean casserole is out of this world. Definitely recommend for Thanksgiving. Read More