Thursday, June 23, 2011

Green and Wax Bean Salad


I didn't feel like cooking a big meal last night, so I threw together this delicious and filling salad using some fresh green and wax beans. The blanched beans are tossed with tomatoes, capers, chickpeas and a light lemon vinaigrette. A complete meal filled with protein and fiber, this is a great way to get some veggies and quickly throw together a light dinner.

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Ingredients:
1 head butter lettuce, washed and chopped
1/3 lb green beans, washed and trimmed
1/3 lb wax beans, washed and trimmed
1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 pint cherry tomatoes, washes and halved
4 tbsp capers
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 clove of garlic, minced
juice of 1/2 lemon
black pepper

Step by Step Instructions:
1. Blanche beans for 3 minutes and then rinse with cold water
2. In a small bowl, mix oil, vinegar, garlic and lemon together
3. Toss beans, chickpeas, tomatoes and capers with dressing
4. Top lettuce with mixture
5. Season with black pepper

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