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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Green Bean Mediterranean Salad

VeegMama's recipe for Mediterranean Green Bean Salad

This might just be my favorite new way to prepare green beans!  This recipe is light and refreshing, perfect for a main dish lunch salad, but could also easily be served as a side dish for dinner.  I used a bag of Trader Joe's pre-washed French cut green beans for this recipe to make the prep even easier.  I hope you enjoy it.

Green Bean Mediterranean Salad
Serves 2-4 (depending if served as a side or main dish)

8-10 ounces of french cut green beans blanched or steamed to your desired crunchiness
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 of large red onion, finely sliced in half moons, then separated into "strands"
1/4 of English seedless cucumber thinly sliced into half moons
1/4 cup of kalamata olives, sliced in half
Penzey's Spices Greek Salad Dressing, made according to directions on jar

1. Make salad dressing and chill in refrigerator.
2. Toss green beans, vegetables, olives together in a bowl.  
3. Drizzle with salad dressing.  Serve chilled or at room temperature.