String Bean Salad

A cold string bean salad made with hard boiled eggs, olives and a balsamic vinaigrette.

A cold string bean salad made with hard boiled eggs, olives and a balsamic vinaigrette.

String beans are a good source of Vitamin C and fiber. The hard boiled eggs in this salad add protein and the flavors combined with the vinaigrette are delicious and inexpensive.

To make this faster, I buy bagged string beans that are already cut and washed and I always have hard boiled eggs on hand for easy on-the-go breakfasts. Using really good extra virgin olive oil will give you the best results.

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String Bean Salad

A cold string bean salad made with hard boiled eggs, olives and a balsamic vinaigrette.

Ingredients:

  • 24 oz (6 cups) string beans beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and diced
  • 2.8 oz can sliced olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper

Directions:

  1. Steam string beans in a large pot with a little water until cooked (don’t overcook).
  2. Run under cold water when done to prevent them from overcooking. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl, combine balsamic, oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Add green beans, scallions and olives.
  5. Mix well and top with eggs, serve cold or room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 3/4 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 3
  • Points +: 3
  • Calories: 118.5 calories
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 115mg
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 3.5g
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