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Italian Green Bean Salad

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.

Makes

9 servings

Basil and red pepper lend bright flavor to this green bean salad. You'll love the crunch pine nuts provide! Kathy Kittell - Lenexa, Kansas
Italian Green Bean Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Fill a 6-qt. stockpot two-thirds full with water; bring to a boil. Add beans; cook, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove beans and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Combine beans, peppers, basil and pine nuts. In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice and seasonings until blended. Drizzle over bean mixture; toss to coat.
<b>Editor’s Note:</b> To toast nuts, cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 81 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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