This salad is beautiful, elegant and easy. The combination of green beans, red onions, tomatoes, and feta cheese with a fresh mint dressing is fantastic.
1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 cup (4 ounces) low-fat seasoned feta cheese, crumbled
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
In a medium saucepan, cook beans in boiling water until crisp-tender. Chill under cold running water. Drain well. In a large bowl, combine beans, onions, tomato, cucumber, and feta cheese. In a small jar, combine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and mint. Shake well. When ready to serve, add to bean mixture and gently stir until well blended.
Note: There are a variety of seasoned feta cheeses available. This recipe is excellent with the Mediterranean flavor which is a blend of basil and sun dried tomatoes.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 110 Fat, gm. 8 Protein, gm. 4 Carb, gm 8 Cholesterol 15 Fiber 3.1
Reprinted from: Mom?s Updated Recipe Box
Donna L. Weihofen
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