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Beans ‘n’ Greens

Tasty and a snap to make, this side dish is a guaranteed salad bar star. The tangy marinade dresses up the green beans, spinach and lettuce nicely. I keep the recipe at the front of my easy-to-make file. -Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    14-18 servings


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) cut green beans, drained
  • 8 cups torn lettuce
  • 4 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese


  • In a jar with tight-fitting lid, combine the first six ingredients; shake well. Pour over green beans; toss to coat. let stand for 15 minutes. Just before serving, drain beans, reserving the marinade.
  • In a salad bowl, combine the beans, lettuce, spinach and Swiss cheese. Drizzle with the reserved marinade and toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 161 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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