Green beans are a popular vegetable around our dinner table. Generally I serve them steamed with a sprinkling of himalayan salt and cracked black pepper. But this salad is worth veering off the course of tried and true.
It is a great option mid-summer when beans are fresh and in abundance. Perfect served at a barbecue, to pack for a picnic or to add to your favourite salad bowl along side some quinoa, hummus and fresh herbs.
Try the honey mustard vinaigrette on all sorts of salads. It’s a versatile, easy and delicious dressing for grains, greens or vegetable salads.
Green beans may seem like a boring, hum drum vegetable that you have to pick out of those terrible frozen vegetable medleys. But I love fresh green beans and have made sure that my kids love them too, because they are very nutritious.
- an excellent source of Vitamin K, which is important for bone and blood health.
- a very good source of Vitamin C, fibre and folate
- a good source of calcium, iron and protein
What’s really great is that they are a great vegetable to plant in your back yard, even if you don’t have a large plot of land, you can get the climbing variety and grow them vertically!