Asian Green Bean Salad

Asian Green Bean Salad Recipe
Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Category Winner: Sides and Salads, Cooking Light Ultimate Reader Recipes Contest

"I created this make-ahead Asian dish to have after a long day at work. Snow peas can be substituted for the green beans. Garnish with a cilantro sprig." —Linda Dalton, Stoughton, MA

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 101
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Fat 3.8 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 1.5 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 14.9 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Sodium 282 mg
Calcium 42 mg

Ingredients

Salad:
3 ounces uncooked linguine
1 pound green beans, trimmed
2 cups diagonally sliced celery
1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1/2 cup (1/2-inch) slices green onions
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Dressing:
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 red jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (about 1 tablespoon)

Preparation

1. To prepare salad, break linguine in half. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; add beans during last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Place mixture in a large bowl. Stir in celery, bell pepper, onions, and cilantro.

2. To prepare dressing, combine vinegar and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until blended. Add to salad; toss well. Cover and chill.

Note:

Linda Dalton, Stoughton, MA,

March 2008
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