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Green Bean Salad with Ranch Dressing

Todd English's Recipes for Your Summer Celebration

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Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Looking for dishes good enough to impress your family and friends? Try this great party recipe for your next summer celebration.

Todd English shared his recipe for Green Bean Salad with Ranch Dressing.


  • 1 pound haricot vert (French Green Beans)
  • 3/4 cup low-fat Cottage Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat yogurt, drained
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • white pepper, freshly ground
  • Cooking Directions

    Fill a four-quart pot with water.

    Bring to a boil add a tablespoon of salt.

    Put beans in boiling water and cook until crisp tender.

    Drain and shock in cold water. Dry with a clean tea towel.

    Using a blender or food processor fitted with steel blade, combine cottage cheese, yogurt, garlic, oregano, thyme, parsley, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar and pepper to taste. Blend until creamy and smooth.

    Place beans in a large bowl. Fold in dressing to coat.

    Serve immediately.

    Recipes courtesy of Todd English, © 2004

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: haricot vert, yogurt, buttermilk, red wine vinegar

    Course: Vegetable, Side Dish

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