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Fresh Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $2

$2.00 per serving

8 people like this recipe

8 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 vegetarian,vegan,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,whole 30,vegan side dish
spoonacular Score:83%

Spoonacular Score: 83%

 

Fresh Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing might be just the side dish you are searching for. This caveman, gluten free, primal, and whole 30 recipe serves 4 and costs $2.0 per serving. One serving contains 197 calories, 6g of protein, and 12g of fat. This recipe from Foodista has 8 fans. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. A mixture of ground pepper, grape tomatoes, olive oil, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 84%. This score is spectacular. Try Fresh Green Bean Salad with Balsamic Dressing, Fresh Green Bean Salad with Asian Dressing, and Green Bean Salad with Creamy Dressing for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 lb
2 lb fresh green beans
fresh green beans
0.33 cloves
0.33 cloves garlic
garlic
0.53 pts
0.53 pts yellow grape tomatoes
yellow grape tomatoes
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps black ground pepper
black ground pepper
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps pecans
pecans
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps red wine vinegar
red wine vinegar
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
1
1  shallot
shallot
0.25 cups
0.25 cups spicy brown mustard
spicy brown mustard
2 lb fresh green beans
2 lb
fresh green beans
0.33 cloves garlic
0.33 cloves
garlic
0.53 pts yellow grape tomatoes
0.53 pts
yellow grape tomatoes
0.13 tsps black ground pepper
0.13 tsps
black ground pepper
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
2 Tbsps pecans
2 Tbsps
pecans
2 Tbsps red wine vinegar
2 Tbsps
red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
1  shallot
1
shallot
0.25 cups spicy brown mustard
0.25 cups
spicy brown mustard

Equipment

blender
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Instructions

  1. For the dressing
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Taste the dressing and season, as needed.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. For the salad
  5. Refrigerate the clean tomatoes until ready to assemble the salad.
  6. Blanch the green beans in boiling water for about three minutes. Drain them and immediately place them in ice water. Once cold, drain and refrigerate until ready to assemble the salad.
  7. When ready to serve, add the green beans and tomatoes to a large bowl.
  8. Drizzle the chilled dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  9. Serve on individual plates and garnish with the toasted pecans.
  10. Add more dressing as desired

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.00
Ingredient
2 pounds fresh green beans
3 cloves garlic
½ pints yellow grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons pecans
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 shallot
¼ cups spicy brown mustard
Price
$3.02
$0.20
$3.21
$0.33
$0.62
$0.15
$0.14
$0.31
$7.99

Tips

Health Tips

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Cooking Tips

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If you don't have shallots, you can try substituting leek, onion, or green onion along with a clove of garlic. The flavor won't be the same, but it should do in a pinch.

  • If you are buying fresh green beans, avoid beans with scars and go ahead and snap a bean in half when no one is looking. It should snap easily. Store in the refrigerator. Before cooking, snap off the stem ends or cut them off using a knife or even scissors.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
197 Calories
6g Protein
11g Total Fat
21g Carbs
31% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
197
10%

Fat
11g
18%

  Saturated Fat
1g
9%

Carbohydrates
21g
7%

  Sugar
9g
11%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
776mg
34%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
6g
12%

Manganese
0.92mg
46%

Vitamin C
37mg
45%

Vitamin A
2072IU
41%

Vitamin K
42µg
40%

Fiber
8g
32%

Folate
88µg
22%

Vitamin B6
0.44mg
22%

Vitamin B1
0.3mg
20%

Potassium
694mg
20%

Magnesium
79mg
20%

Iron
3mg
17%

Vitamin E
2mg
16%

Vitamin B2
0.26mg
15%

Copper
0.28mg
14%

Phosphorus
138mg
14%

Calcium
109mg
11%

Vitamin B3
2mg
11%

Selenium
7µg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.69mg
7%

Zinc
1mg
7%

covered percent of daily need

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