Italian Green Bean Salad

Italian Green Bean Salad is a delicious recipe for a side salad. A great option for a side dish to pair with your grilled entrees also. Fresh green beans, tomatoes and shredded cheese are combined with fresh basil and Italian salad dressing make up this tasty dish. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Italian Green Bean Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.italian-green-bean-salad

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10-15 Minutes;
Total Time: 1 Hour 30 minutes.


2 cups fresh green beans, cooked, drained
6 Roma tomatoes (about 1 lb total), chopped
1 (7 oz) bag shredded 2% Mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup prepared, Italian salad dressing mix

How To Cook Fresh Green Beans on the Stovetop:
(Cook green beans, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water until crisp-tender: 10 to 15 minutes for whole or cut green beans).


1. Toss beans, tomatoes, cheese and basil with the prepared dressing together in a large bowl.
2. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

YIELD: 6 servings.
Serving Size: 1 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1/2

Calories: 160, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 380mg, Sugars: 3g, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 10g, Vitamin A: 30 %DV, Vitamin C: 20 %DV, Calcium: 50 %DV, Iron: 4 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods.

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