This super-green salad has lots of antioxidants, including lutein, beta carotene and vitamin C, and it's a delicious way to help you rack up the seven to nine daily servings of fruits and vegetables recommended for adults.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium-size bowl, combine greens, beans and cheese. Add oil, vinegar, juice, fennel seeds, salt and pepper; toss. Sprinkle with dried cranberries, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

159.8 calories; 3.9 g protein; 15.5 g carbohydrates; 12.6 mg cholesterol; 173.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
I went looking for a green bean salad and this one fit the bill but I wanted one that focused on the green beans so the main adaptation I made was to leave out the mixed salad greens. I used a pound of green beans which I cooked al dente as directed. I made a dressing out of 1 tbsp olive oil the orange juice and balsamic and substituted pine nuts for the fennel. I halved the feta and used 1/4 cup of dried cranberries. I tossed all the ingredients together and voila a green bean salad focusing on the beans. Read More
(59)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2005
It was an okay salad. Wouldn't be very interesting without the cranberries! Read More
(10)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
I went looking for a green bean salad and this one fit the bill but I wanted one that focused on the green beans so the main adaptation I made was to leave out the mixed salad greens. I used a pound of green beans which I cooked al dente as directed. I made a dressing out of 1 tbsp olive oil the orange juice and balsamic and substituted pine nuts for the fennel. I halved the feta and used 1/4 cup of dried cranberries. I tossed all the ingredients together and voila a green bean salad focusing on the beans. Read More
(59)
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2005
This was a nice change from just plain salad and just plain green beans. I did not like the fennel seeds in it though. I used the orange flavored "Craisins" and that really complimented the orange juice already in the recipe. I love the feta in it too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2005
This is a great salad. The only thing we changed was using dried cherries instead of dried cranberries and only because we prefer dried cherries over cranberries. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2005
It was an okay salad. Wouldn't be very interesting without the cranberries! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2008
This is a great salad! I used more beans than baby lettuce- and even added chunks of fresh orange. Following our reviewer I added pine nuts. The cranberries were very tasty too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2008
I was looking for something different for green beans...this was a great change. I tossed cooked green beans with the feta olive oil balsamic vinegar and orange juice. Then I added sliced grape tomatoes and some slivered almonds I had on hand. What a yummy side dish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2007
Very good! I'd give this five stars but I changed a few things in the recipe. I omitted the fennel seeds and added pine nuts and instead of using orange juice I melted some orange juice concentrate from the can. It was a very yummy salad and my 8 yo dd declared it one of her new favorites. Thanks!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
07/10/2008
I didn't make this with lettuce. I wanted just a green bean recipe and this isn't it. I'm sure if it was with the salad it would be far better. I was hoping for more of an orange taste in the dressing with the fennel but the balsamic overpowered it completely. thanks but i'll keep looking. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2006
change the fennel to pine nuts the feta to goat cheese and it's even better! Read More
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