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A healthy summer time salad that is vegan and gluten-free and made with fresh vegetables and topped with an olive oil and vinegar dressing.
In a microwave safe dish, add green beans and about 3 tablespoons water. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Once done, place beans in cold water and set aside.
Meanwhile, add all the remaining vegetables and basil to a bowl. Add the green beans and lightly mix together. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use. Note: If the green beans are too long, cut them in half after you have cooked them.
In a small bowl, add dressing ingredients, whisk together or pour into a small jar and shake.
You can either serve the dressing on the side, which I recommend if planning on having leftovers (just add a squirt of lemon juice to the salad so the vegetables stay fresh and avocado stays green), or add dressing directly onto the salad and let sit for about 1 hour for maximum flavor.
This is a stick-to-your-ribs, warm-you-up, side dish. This is not the conventional creamed spinach recipe that calls for tons of butter and cheese, it is low-fat and delicious. What is also great about this recipe is that it is a total “pantry” dish that is a quick go-to on a busy day.
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