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Green Bean Tossed Salad

I decided to add green beans to spruce up a salad recipe that had oranges, onion and lettuce, and this is the tasty result.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8-9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • Place the beans in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the beans, oranges and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over bean mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, add the salad greens, avocado and pecans; toss gently.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 216 calories, 17g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

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