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Green Bean Salad with Corn, Basil & Black Olives Recipe

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Looking for an easy Green Bean Salad with Corn, Basil & Black Olives recipe? Learn how to make Green Bean Salad with Corn, Basil & Black Olives using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 8 servings



This classic recipe is from EatingWell Magazine March/April 1995. It is a vibrant summer salad that goes well with just about any entree. Be sure to get ultra-fresh beans and corn and blanch them just long enough to tenderize them and bring out their color. If they are available, use salt-cured black olives, which provide the best complement to the crisp vegetables.

Recipe Ingredients for Green Bean Salad with Corn, Basil & Black Olives

2 pounds green beans, trimmed
3 ears corn, husked
1/2 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2/3 cup black olives, preferably salt-cured, halved and pitted
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Hot sauce, such as Tabasco, to taste
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Recipe Directions for Green Bean Salad with Corn, Basil & Black Olives

  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil. Fill another large pot half full with ice water. Blanch about half the green beans in the boiling water just until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and plunge into the ice water. Transfer to a large bowl. Repeat with the remaining beans.

  2. Return the water to a boil. Add corn and blanch until tender but still crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into the ice water. Cut the kernels off the cobs.

  3. Add the corn to the beans in the bowl. Add bell pepper, onion, olives, basil, oil, vinegar, lemon juice and garlic; toss to mix well. Season with hot sauce, salt and pepper.

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Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 185.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.4g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
257mg
11%
Potassium
352mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
15.9g
5%
Dietary Fiber
5.3g
21%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
3.3g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 6% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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