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Green and Yellow Bean Salad

For the best flavor, let beans marinate.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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1 lb. green beans
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1 lb. yellow wax beans
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1 Tbs. minced garlic
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1 Tbs. peeled and minced ginger
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2 tsp. minced jalapeno or serrano chiles, or to taste
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¾ cup fresh lime juice
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3 Tbs. granulated sugar, or to taste
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⅓ cup low-sodium soy sauce
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2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
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¼ cup olive oil or vegetable oil

Instructions: 

Bring 3 quarts lightly salted water to a boil over medium heat. Blanch beans separately until crisp-tender. Immediately plunge beans into ice water, drain and set aside. Whisk remaining ingredients together and toss beans with dressing to coat. Let marinate for 1 hour. Serve garnished with fried shallots, if desired.

Wine Suggestions
For this recipe, a rich Cabernet, Merlot or Syrah would go nicely.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
180
Protein: 
3 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
Carbohydrates: 
21 g
Cholesterol: 
mg
Sodium: 
480 mg
Fiber: 
5 g
Sugar: 
g
Yield: 
SERVES 4 TO 6