Steamed Green Beans with Tomato-Garlic Vinaigrette

The heady, tangy vinaigrette complements the crisp, sweet green beans. Use a garlic press, if you have one, to crush the garlic for this summery dressing; a press crushes garlic into small pieces, encouraging good-for-you compounds to develop.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 73
  • Calories from fat: 44%
  • Fat: 3.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 2.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.8g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 162mg
  • Calcium: 48mg

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup seeded chopped tomato
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; slowly add oil, whisking to combine. Stir in tomato and thyme; let stand 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Steam beans, covered, 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Cut into 2-inch pieces; add to tomato mixture, tossing gently to coat.
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