Yellow Bean and Rapini Salad

Yellow Bean and Rapini Salad image Image by: Yellow Bean and Rapini Salad image Author: Canadian Living

Bursting with bright veggies and coated in a lemony dressing, this easy make-ahead salad is a lighter twist on green bean casserole. For a more subtle dressing, omit the lemon zest.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2014

Ingredients

  • 450 g yellow beans trimmed and cut in 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) lengths
  • 1 bunch rapini trimmed and cut in 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) pieces
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds toasted
Honey Lemon Dressing:
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons liquid honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic pressed or finely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Method

Honey Lemon Dressing: In bowl, whisk together lemon zest (if using), lemon juice, honey, mustard, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in oil until combined. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

In large saucepan of boiling lightly salted water, cook beans until tendercrisp, about 2 minutes. Using slotted spoon or tongs, transfer to large bowl of ice water to chill; drain and pat dry. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

In same saucepan of boiling water, cook rapini just until tender, about 2 minutes. Transfer to large bowl of ice water to chill; drain and pat dry. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

In large bowl, toss together beans, rapini and dressing. Transfer to serving platter; sprinkle with almonds.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 364 mg
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 116.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g

%RDI

  • Iron 13.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 21.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 22.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
Share X
Food

Yellow Bean and Rapini Salad

Login