Asian Green Bean Salad

This is a perfect make-ahead meal for weeks that are crazy.  Feel free to substitute snow peas for the green beans.  Makes 8 servings (1 cup each).

What you’ll need:

For the salad:

  • 3 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 2 cups diagonally sliced celery
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup green onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup white rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon seeded and finely chopped  jalapeno

What you’ll do:

  • To prepare the salad:  Break the linguine in half and cook according to package directions.  Add the beans in the last 3 minutes of cooking.
  • Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Stir in the celery, bell pepper, onion and cilantro.
  • To prepare the dressing, combine all the dressing ingredients together and whisk until well blended.
  • Add the dressing to the salad and toss well.
  • Cover and chill.

Recipe and image from Cooking Light.

So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!

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