Green Bean Salad Recipe and a $100 Visa Card Giveaway

Green Bean Salad Recipe and a $100 Visa Card Giveaway by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Green Beans are a must on our Thanksgiving table. When I was a kid, we always had plain green beans or green beans with almonds. In the past 10 years, or so, I have always made some type of green bean casserole using fresh green beans.

But this year, I wanted to make something unexpected and healthier than a cream sauce based, cheesy casserole. So, I came up with this green bean salad. It has the traditional slivered almonds we all love, some bright red peppers for taste and color, and sweet onions. For the dressing, I added my secret ingredients for green bean casserole: steak sauce and Dijon mustard. These flavors make a delicious tangy dressing that your family will love.

I love how easy this salad is to put together.

On Thanksgiving, I always have to wait for my turkey to be done, so I can add at least four casseroles to my oven, usually one at a time, because they all cook at different temperatures. Then I have a few pots going on my cooktop.

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Green Bean Salad Recipe and a $100 Visa Card Giveaway by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe Green Bean Salad Recipe and a $100 Visa Card Giveaway by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Green Bean Salad Recipe and a $100 Visa Card Giveaway by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Green Bean Salad

Ingredients:

1 lb fresh green beans, rinsed with ends snapped off
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1/4 sweet yellow onion, sliced
1/4 cup slivered almonds
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon steak sauce
water for boiling green beans
1 teaspoon salt for boiling green beans

Directions:

Bring water and salt to boil in a large skillet. Add green beans. Cook until tender crisp, about 10 minutes.

While beans are cooking, add Dijon mustard, vinegar, and steak sauce to a large bowl. Whisk well. Drizzle in oil while whisking. Continue to whisk until well incorporated.

Add onions, red bell peppers, almonds to bowl. Drain cooked green beans in a colander and add to bowl. Toss everything to coat.

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145 Responses to “Green Bean Salad Recipe and a $100 Visa Card Giveaway”

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  1. 101
    Florence Mims — November 19, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    Asparagus casserole, especially with almonds!

  2. 102
    Angela — November 19, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    I love fresh cranberry and orange relish–for me, Thanksgiving is all about the side dishes.

  3. 103
    Carrie @ poet in the pantry — November 19, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is something we call refrigerator mashed potatoes. It’s a casserole of mashed potatoes, cream cheese, butter, and other stuff that you then can stash in the fridge for a couple days or bake right away. Delicious!

  4. 105
    Allegra — November 19, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

    For favorite Thanksgiving food, I’m split between a buttery spaetzle-with-sourkraut dish my Mom used to make, or cooked red cabbage with apple. Reminds me of my time in Germany. So delicious.

  5. 106
    Nelly Rodriguez — November 19, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    Favorite thanksgiving dish is a Sweet and Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes!

  6. 108
    Susan Smith — November 19, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

    I love my Mom’s stuffing.and pumpkin pie.

  7. 110
    Donna @ Cookistry — November 19, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    Stuffing is my favorite part of the meal.

  8. 112
    Wanda McFarland — November 20, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is my Granny’s Mac-n-Cheese; always made from scratch with old-fashioned hoop cheddar cheese. Even though my Granny has passed away, I always make her Mac-n-Cheese at Thanksgiving in her honor. Love you Granny!

  9. 113
    VRJones — November 21, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    Cornbread stuffing! I make my mother’s recipie year after year and it’s always a hit!

  10. 114
    joann lane — November 21, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    Oklahoma Oatmeal Pie. My all time favorite. The only trouble is I lost the recipe.
    does anyone have a recipe for Oklahoma Oatmeal Pie?
    thanks in advance

  11. 115
    Laura — November 21, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is a spicy cranberry sauce. It just makes every dish coherent and its acidity raises my appetite! I can’t imagine a traditional Thanksgiving meal without a cranberry component.

  12. 116
    Cindy — November 22, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    Sweet potato casserole is my favorite.

  13. 117
    Fiddledeedee — November 22, 2011 @ 7:21 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish are the Rum Balls. Do not judge me. :)

  14. 118
    Amy — November 23, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    i like grain-free pumpkin cream cheese bars – recipe found at http://www.kellythekitchenkop.com

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  15. 119
    Sheila K. — November 23, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    The turkey is the star around which everything revolves!

  16. 120
    Sheila K. — November 23, 2011 @ 2:57 pm
  17. 121
    Carmen — November 23, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    My favorite dish is the dressing/stuffing. Second would be my mother’s cranberry relish (with apples and oranges). Perhaps because it’s the only time of year we eat those items.

  18. 122
    Donna L — November 23, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    My favorite is the twice baked potatoes.

  19. 123
    Donna L — November 23, 2011 @ 5:49 pm
  20. 124
    Carol Preston — November 23, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is my sister’s pineapple bread pudding.

  21. 125
    Carol Preston — November 23, 2011 @ 10:33 pm
  22. 126
    Connie Bowser — November 25, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    I love my mom’s pecan pie. I wish I had her recipe, but we somehow lost it over the years.

  23. 127
    Michelle Cronk — November 25, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    I’m a vegetarian so it’s all about the side dishes at Thanksgiving!

  24. 128
    Debra F — November 25, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    I love a traditional turkey dinner ending with my homemade pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting!

  25. 129
    Debra F — November 25, 2011 @ 5:53 pm
  26. 130
    Erica Best — November 26, 2011 @ 2:05 am

    I love the dressing

  27. 132
    Jammie — November 27, 2011 @ 11:51 pm

    My favorite dish is the stuffing yummy. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  28. 133
    Jammie — November 27, 2011 @ 11:52 pm
  29. 134
    angie lilly — November 29, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    My favorite Thanksgiving recipe is my homemade sage and veggie sausage dressing. I have the recipe in my head and nowhere else. It is based on the stuffing recipe my mom used to make when I was a kid and not a vegetarian. LOL I veggified it and its so good.
    angie lilly´s last blog post ..Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

  30. 135
    angie lilly — November 29, 2011 @ 8:30 am
  31. 136
    ANGEL JACKLYN — November 29, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    SWEET POTATOES, ONLY BECAUSE I KNOW HOW TO MAKE ‘EM RIGHT =) LOL

  32. 137
    ANGEL JACKLYN — November 29, 2011 @ 11:29 pm
  33. 138
    steff — November 30, 2011 @ 12:38 am

    cranberry bread!!

  34. 140
    Lori Jones — November 30, 2011 @ 10:43 am
  35. 141
    Lori Jones — November 30, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    i love my hubby’s sinful potatoes!

  36. 142
    Renee Richardson — November 30, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    My favorite dish is Pumpkin Pie. Thanks for the incredible giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com
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  37. 143
    Mari — November 30, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    I like mashed potatoes.

  38. 144
    Sue C. — November 30, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is my mom’s stuffing. I’ve watched her make it many times and she’s written down the recipe for me but I just can’t duplicate it. BTW your green bean salad looks really good – we’ve been looking for an alternative to the usual green bean casserole (soup, fried onions, etc.)

  39. 145
    Sue C. — November 30, 2011 @ 8:18 pm
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