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Tex-Mex Green Bean Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

6 servings

This salad is a family favorite at cookouts. It's especially good with barbecued beef, which is so popular here in Texas.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, optional

Directions

  1. Place the beans and salt in a saucepan; add a small amount of water. Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse in cold water; drain.
  2. In a bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, onions, pepper and cumin. Add beans and toss to coat. Serve on a bed of lettuce. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 65 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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