Autumn Green Bean Salad - Fiber Choice®

Autumn Green Bean Salad

September 17, 2019

Getting the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber can be a challenge. However, there are plenty of ways to incorporate more fiber into everyday meals that you already love! As we move into cooler months, you and your family may have a hankering for more hearty suppers that pack a punch when it comes to nutritional content. This green bean salad with a cherry vinaigrette is sure to be a hit with everyone at your dinner table.

Servings: 8
Prep + Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup minced shallots
  • 3 tablespoons Sherry wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 1 ½ tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1 ½ pounds slender green beans (haricot verts or Blue Lake)
  • ½ cup toasted and chopped walnuts

Vinaigrette:

Wisk together the olive oil, shallots, Sherry wine vinegar, mint, salt, and sugar. Once mixed, add the dried cherries and set aside.

Green Beans:

Cook green beans in boiling, salted water until crisp yet tender (less than 5 minutes). Drain and let cool. Toss green beans, vinaigrette and walnuts in a large bowl and let stand at room temperature.

Serve and wait for the chorus of “mmm’s” from your family!