Sunday, September 4, 2011

Beans Beans, They're Good For Your Heart


Garden Three-Bean Salad with Fresh French Dressing

You will need:

  • 2 cups Green Beans
  • 8 cups Mixed Greens
  • 2 cups frozen shelled sweet Soybeans (edamame), thawed
  • 1 cup canned Cannellini, thoroughly rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup radishes, quartered or sliced
In a microwave safe bowl combine green beans with 1/4 cup water and 1 tsp salt. Toss to distribute salt among beans. Microcook, uncovered, on 100% power for 3-5 minutes or until just tender. Set aside and allow to cool.

Place salad greens in a large salad bowl; add green beans, edamame, white beans, and radishes. Add about half of the dressing. Sprinkle with pepper and toss gently. 

Fresh French Dressing: In a blender combine 2 medium tomatoes, halved and seeded; 1/4 cup olive oil; 2 to 3 tbsp red wine vinegar; 2 tbsp tomato paste; 1 tbsp snipped fresh tarragon; and 2 tsp Dijon mustard. Cover and process until thoroughly blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Tomatoes vary in juiciness; if dressing is to thin add in more tomato paste. Store in refrigerator.

Each serving with 1 tbsp dressing- 175 cal, 9 g fat, 380 mg sodium, 18 g carb, 7 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Source: Healthy Living Magazine

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