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Categories: Salads, Vegetarian

Summer Spa Salad

Steaming is a simple way of cooking vegetables without adding butter or oil. Although you can buy special steamers, you can do it with nothing more than a pot, a lid and a rack. Place the rack in a pan ... Read more

Total time: 30 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill

Step 1Remove stem end of beans. Rinse under running water. Heat water in steamer until steaming. Add beans in even layer in bottom of steamer. Steam beans until tender yet crunchy and bright green, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove beans from steamer and add to bowl of ice water to shock. Drain and pat dry.

Step 2Combine shallot, olive oil, 1 tablespoon water and rice vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Add to beans and toss well to coat. Arrange beans on serving platter. Sprinkle over coarse salt, then parsley and dill.

Each serving:
67 calories; 229 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 4 grams fat; 9 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 1.28 grams fiber.
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