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Green Bean Salad with Basil and Goat Cheese

This delicious green bean salad is flavored with fresh basil and creamy goat cheese! An easy low carb and keto friendly side dish recipe.

Green Bean Salad with Basil and Goat Cheese - a delicious low carb dish that can be served cold or warm!

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Following my recent green beans almondine recipe, here's another dish featuring fresh green beans! This time I've made it into a salad, but you can serve it cold, room temperature, or warm! 

I've added lots of peppery basil and creamy goat cheese crumbles, but you could totally swap these for other herbs and perhaps either crumbled feta or blue cheese? It would give the salad a different flavor profile but it depends what else you're serving alongside it! If you try different mix-ins, let me know in the comments!

How to Make a Green Bean Salad

Bring a large pan of water to a boil and add some trimmed and chopped green beans. Cook for just a few minutes until they are just cooked through, but not soft.

Green Bean Salad with Basil and Goat Cheese - a delicious low carb dish that can be served cold or warm!

Immediately drain the beans and run them under cold water. This will stop them cooking further and preserve their bright green color.

Green Bean Salad with Basil and Goat Cheese - a delicious low carb dish that can be served cold or warm!

If you are planning to serve the salad cold, transfer the beans to the fridge. Or if room temperature, allow them to cool for 15 minutes. And if serving it warm, then you can proceed with the next step!

In a small bowl or cup, whisk together some red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. If you want to know more about good quality oil, check out my EVOO guide for low carbers!

Green Bean Salad with Basil and Goat Cheese - a delicious low carb dish that can be served cold or warm!

Pour it over the beans, then added finely chopped fresh basil and crumbled goat cheese. 

Green Bean Salad with Basil and Goat Cheese - a delicious low carb dish that can be served cold or warm!

Toss everything together and season with salt and black pepper.

Green Bean Salad with Basil and Goat Cheese - a delicious low carb dish that can be served cold or warm!

Serve this green bean salad with roasted fish or meat. It is best eaten the same day as it is prepared. 

Green Bean Salad with Basil and Goat Cheese - a delicious low carb dish that can be served cold or warm!

Green Bean Salad with Basil and Goat Cheese

Green Bean Salad with Basil and Goat Cheese

Yield: Makes approx. 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This delicious green bean salad is flavored with fresh basil and creamy goat cheese! An easy low carb and keto friendly side dish recipe.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fresh green beans, trimmed and cut to 1-2" long
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pan of water to a boil and add the beans. Cook for just a few minutes until they are just cooked through, but not soft.
  2. Immediately drain the beans and run them under cold water. This will stop them cooking further and preserve their bright green color.
  3. If you are planning to serve the salad cold, transfer the beans to the fridge. Or if room temperature, allow them to cool for 15 minutes. And if serving it warm, then you can proceed with the next step!
  4. In a small bowl or cup, whisk together the red wine vinegar and olive oil.
  5. Pour it over the beans, then added the basil and goat cheese.
  6. Toss everything together and season with salt and black pepper.

Notes

This salad is best eaten the same day.

3.6g net carbs per serving (approx. one cup or quarter of the salad)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Approx 1 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 127Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 7mgSodium 216mgCarbohydrates 6gNet Carbohydrates 3.6gFiber 2.4gSugar 3gProtein 4g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

Adapted from this recipe

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