You only really need four ingredients for this one and it's super easy :-) It makes a huge amount of salad for less than $5.00! Walgreens has a sale once a month for the olives (89 cents per jar with in store coupon, limit three so I stock up) and markets always have sales on canned green beans for less than a dollar. Lettuce and onion combined are currently under three dollars.
Did I mention you don't really need a salad dressing for this one? Plenty of flavorings are built in but you could add a tad of extra virgin olive oil to coat lettuce and onion if desired ;-)
1 (15 oz.) can green beans, drained
1 (7 oz.) jar pimento stuffed green olives, with liquid
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 head iceberg lettuce, torn
Extra virgin olive oil to coat if desired
Place the green beans, olives and olive juice in a medium bowl. Pour in the olives and liquid. Cover and marinate at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Toss lettuce and onions together in a large bowl. Toss with olive oil if desired. Top with marinated beans and olives, toss and serve.
Toss first 5 ingredients together. Sprinkle with salt and let stand 2 hours. Drain well. Shake well or blend dressing ingredients. Pour over vegetables, and refrigerate 24 hours. Add pimento for color before serving, if desired.
Prepare marinade by combining vinegar, oil, onions, salt and pepper. Chill beans in marinade several hours. Remove beans from marinade and add crumbled bacon to them. Heap in salad bowl. Top with dressing.
I made a very interesting, spicy green bean salad (like potato salad) with little bits of veggies from the fridge that was so tasty, it became a family favorite. It wasn't measured out , just a little bit of this and a dab of that.
Lightly cooked green beans, ends trimmed and cut in 2 inch pieces
Diced radish (daikon 1 inch)
A little diced onion (1/4 cup)
A little diced jalapeno (seeded - 1 small)
Sour cream 1 Tbsp.
Mayo, 2 Tbsp.
vinegar 1 plop
Mix all together and refrigerate. For the mayo and sour cream, use very little as it doesn't sink in!
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