Green Bean Salad Recipe and a $100 Visa Card Giveaway

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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.

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Yield: Serves 4

Green Bean Salad

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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


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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