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Italian Green Bean Salad

This easy Italian Green Bean Salad is a cold side dish filled with crisp green beans, pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cold side dish, fresh green beans
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 157
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons Salt
  • 8.5 ounces Sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Pine nuts
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese

Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • ¼ cup Red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Prepare green beans by snapping off ends and cutting to desired length.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons of salt to the water.
  • Add your green beans to the boiling water and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until they are softened but still have a slight crunch.
  • While green beans cook combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning, and whisk together.
  • Drain cooked green beans and run cool water over them to stop the cooking process.
  • Once green beans are completely cooled dry them off and add to a large bowl with pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, and vinaigrette. Toss to coat then top with Parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1561mg | Potassium: 945mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3.1mg