GFGF - Green Beans

This week in our Good Friends Good Food group we are focusing on green beans.  I searched many recipes and had my eye on a casserole, but then I decided to make salad.  I love salads that are chocked full of “stuff.”  So, I started with green beans and then added this and that.  Then more this and that.  I was extremely happy with the end result and cannot wait to eat the leftovers!  I have named this recipe “Not Your Granny’s Green Bean Salad.”

My DH does not care for green beans.  He will eat them, but it is not his favorite.  After we ate and sat down to watch tv, unprompted he said this to me.  “Now you know I do not love green beans.  But....these were possibly the best green beans I have ever eaten.”   After my shock wore off, I realized a compliment from him for me was the greatest.  

We had grilled steaks with this and it was a delicious meal!  Truly, I think I could have eaten a large bowl of this for my entire meal.  Can you tell I liked it?  Would make a beautiful side dish for the upcoming holidays.

Our next post will be Friday, October 9, and we will be cooking with tomatoes.  Be sure to come back and check it out. If you would like to join our group, please leave a comment below.   Also, be sure to check the other group members’ blogs to see what creative ideas they had this week for green beans.  https://noe847.blogspot. Https://

Not Your Granny’s Green Bean Salad


One bag prewashed green beans

1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup Sliced mushrooms

1/2 cup golden nugget canned corn

1/2 cup Craisens

Crispy onions



1/4 cup light olive oil

2T. Balsamic vinegar

1T. Lemon juice

1/2 tsp. Lemon pepper seasoning

1/2 tsp. Garlic powder

1 tsp. Spicy brown mustard

Salt and pepper

Instructions:  I used my instant pot to cook the green beans.  I added a cup of water and cooked them for three minutes and then a quick release.  I immediately put them in a cold water bath to stop the cooking process.  Dry a bit with a paper towel.  Then add the other ingredients, mix up the dressing and mix with the vegetables.  I added the crispy onions and almonds on top.  Enjoy!  


ostwestwind said…
What an interesting green bean salad! Blogging educates: I learned about craisins.
Donna said…
Will definitely have to try these. If you can get a husband to highly praise something he generally dislikes, it’s got to be a winner!
Kayte said…
Oooohhh...that looks so good and so pretty! If Chan likes it, I'm sure it will be a big hit here as we love green beans. All you doing all this Instapot cooking...I think I'm too old to learn new tricks like that...but it gets me thinking. I like recipes where I just add things in that I have on hand...all your ingredients are winners here.
Unknown said…
Isn't it fun just threefold "stuff" together and coming up with something delicious. Eleven the Hubs likes it.
Unknown said…
That should be fun throwing...
Nancy/n.o.e said…
Peggy, this salad looks delectable!!

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