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Healthified Green Bean and Edamame Salad

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81% less sat fat • 100% less cholesterol than the original recipe. Edamame are sweet, delicious green soybeans. They add plenty of high-quality protein to this meatless main-dish salad.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Balsamic Dressing

2
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2
tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4
cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves

Salad

2
bags (12 oz) Green Giant™ Valley Fresh Steamers Select® frozen whole green beans
2
bags (10 oz) Cascadian Farm® frozen shelled edamame
1/3
cup reduced-fat feta cheese
1
container (6 oz) fat-free Greek yogurt
2
tablespoons snipped fresh basil
1
small clove garlic, minced
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
2
cups yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
12
slices crusty country bread, toasted
Fresh basil leaves

Directions

  • 1 Prepare balsamic dressing by combining the 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, and 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • 2 Prepare green beans and edamame according to package directions. Drain; combine in a large bowl. Cool to room temperature, then add tomatoes. Drizzle with half of the dressing; toss gently to coat.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine feta cheese and yogurt; use a fork to mash into paste. Add basil and garlic; mash to blend. Season with half of the salt and half of the pepper. Set aside.
  • 4 Spread feta mixture on bread slices. Place slices on serving plates. Mound green bean mixture on top of bread slices. Drizzle with remaining dressing and season with remaining salt and pepper. Sprinkle with basil leaves.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 130
  • Fat Reduced By 15g
  • Sodium Reduced By 720mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 bread slices, 1 1/2 cups vegetables, and 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

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Before After
3/4 cup bottled creamy salad dressing 2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup feta cheese 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup reduced-fat feta cheese
1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® fat-free Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon salt
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
480 (before)
350 (after)
Cholesterol
 
 
30 mg (before)
0 mg (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
8 g (before)
1 1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
1300 mg (before)
580 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
27 g (before)
12 g (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 09/27/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 bread slices, 1 1/2 cups vegetables, and 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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