Green Bean Casserole Salad

Green Bean Casserole Salad

1 Review
From: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2019

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.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced ( ½ cup)
  • 4 ounces sourdough bread, cubed (3 cups)
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch chard, leaves coarsely chopped (about 4 cups)


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  1. 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.
  2. Add bread to the pan and cook over medium heat until toasted, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. Add green beans and water to the pan, cover, and cook over medium heat until tender, 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 116 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 54 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 1,566 IU vitamin A; 14 mg vitamin C; 48 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 299 mg sodium; 355 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (31% daily value), Vitamin C (23% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Reviews 1

October 16, 2019
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By: Ally Sorrells
This deconstructed green bean casserole is out of this world. Definitely recommend for Thanksgiving.
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