Summer Vegetable Salad

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Summer Vegetable Salad Summer Vegetable Salad

Servings: 4 servings
Difficulty: Easy

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2 cups fresh green beans
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2” long sticks
½ red onion (thinly sliced)
½ cup black olives, pits removed
1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
1 pint cherry tomatoes

For the marinade:
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
1 tablespoon Creole mustard
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ teaspoon dried oregano





Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside. Place a steaming basket inside a large saucepan with 1” of water and bring to a low boil. Add green beans and carrot sticks to steaming basket. Cover and cook until beans and carrots are cooked through but still have a slight crunch. Remove from steaming basket and immediately immerse in the ice water bath until cool. Remove from water and pat dry.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all marinade ingredients. Add green beans, carrots, onions, black olives, cucumber and cherry tomatoes. Toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Hi Paula, I have a favorite summer salad recipe that I'd love for you to try - I posted the recipe on my blog for Spaghetti Salad - and got LOTS of comments back from people saying they were going to try it out! You might love it too! Here is a link to the recipe on my blog... I enjoy you so much, and you always give me a giggle whenever I watch you. Thank you for sharing your story and your talent with the world... we need more people like you. Sincerely, Polly Howell Nampa, Idaho

By Polly Howell on July 19, 2012


We've been making a Green bean salad for years, except we use the French Style green beans, canned or frozen and we add sliced onion (Vidalia of course), ripe red tomatoes and marinate it all in Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Chill for about an hour, then serve. It makes a great Low fat Side.

By Karen Davis on July 19, 2012


Where can I find the nutrition information and calorie count?

By Mary Curl on July 12, 2011


Hi My name is Sharon, I am from Kentucky,but live in chicago now. I love your show and your cookin so does my Mom. I need help my Husband would love to be able to try your Cookin,but sadly He is allergic to all dairy. He breaks out and gets so congested He can hardly breathe. What can I use instead of butter,heavy cream, ect? Help!!!! LUV U ALL Sharon

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