Can’t beat a birthday celebration, can you?
The newest addition to our family is my sister-in-law, Vanessa. God Bless her. She’s managed to survive a few years with us now and hasn’t jumped ship.
Vanessa recently turned 30. A family celebration was in order, so Vanessa’s mom and I decided to take the bull by the horns and plan the event ourselves.
Ruth is German and brought to the table an amazing feast. My job was to provide a salad, so I conducted the usual Google search and came up with this German green bean salad from German Recipes.
This bean salad is a bit on the vinegary side, but simple to make. Be sure to take the time to let it sit in the frig. The flavors will blend together nicely.
I think our lovely Vanessa enjoyed her German feast. With such a variety of delicious meats, cheeses, breads, salads and cakes, you would think we were feeding an army! Happy Birthday Vanessa! We love you!
6 cups green beans, trimmed
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon red wine
2 tablespoons oil
1 tsp mustard
2 tsp parsley
salt and pepper
- Steam green beans in a steamer basket in a large pan with 2″ of water over medium high heat for 5 – 6 minutes until crisp-tender. Smaller beans could take less time. Submerge in a bowl of ice water, then drain on paper towel.
- Combine vinegar, wine, oil, mustard, and parsley in a large bowl and toss with beans and onions.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes to marinade beans.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Green beans are high in vitamins K, A, and C, as well as manganese and fiber. Vitamin K is important for bone health, and a serving of green beans provides your daily requirements for this crucial vitamin. They also provide protection against atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.Vitamin C has anti-inflammatory effects that may reduce the symptoms of asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 3.34g
Total Carbs: 6.86g
Dietary Fiber: 2.98g
Weight Watchers Points 1