Fresh Green Bean Salad

Fresh Green Bean Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed if desired
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (Phase 3); or 1/2 large Roma tomato sliced
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 2-3 lemons)
  • 3 tbsp white wine or plum vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 oz sirloin steak, sliced
  • PHASE 2: 3 oz feta cheese, non-fat or low-fat

Directions

  1. Boil green beans with some salt then drain. Let sit in cold, ice water.  Drain the beans and pat them dry. Toss them in a bowl with the tomatoes.
  2. For the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the green beans and toss to coat. Cover the bowl and chill for at least an hour or up to 3 hours before ready to serve.
  3. Stir in the feta cheese and sirloin steak right before serving. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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