Balsamic Green Bean Salad

Servings: 4


  • 1 lb fresh green beans, ends trimmed, cut in thirds
  • 1/4 small red onion, peeled, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 6 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tbsp grated lemon zest (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds


Heat pan of salted water to boiling on HIGH heat. Add beans; blanch until crisp-tender, 2-3 min. Drain and shock by placing in ice water (to stop cooking process); drain well.

Combine beans with red onion in medium-size bowl.

Whisk together basting oil, zest, juice, and vinegar in small bowl. Pour over vegetables; salt and pepper to taste. Toss; garnish with sesame seed.

Values per serving:
Calories: 160, Total Fat: 11 g
Fiber: 5 g