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Green Bean Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
Green Bean Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

1½ pounds slender green beans, ends trimmed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ cup water
1/3 cup raw almonds, divided
¼ cup raisins
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic

1. Steam green beans for 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer to a bowl and combine with tomatoes and red onion. 

2. In a high-powered blender, blend the vinegar, lemon juice, water, 1/4 cup of the almonds, raisins, basil, mustard and garlic until smooth.

3. Toss string beans with desired amount of dressing. Chop remaining almonds and sprinkle on top.

Serves: 6

Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Medical Doctor
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a family physician, New York Times best-selling author, and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is an expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows. Dr. Fuhrman’s own successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible HealthDr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution, and End Dieting Forever bring nutritional science to homes all across America.

The recipes here are from Dr. Fuhrman’s new Eat to Live Quick and Easy Cookbook, full of simple Nutritarian recipes, and handy cooking and shopping tips. “I hear from people all the time that they would love to eat a better diet if only they had the time to prepare the right foods,” says Dr. Fuhrman. “But preparing tasty, healthy meals doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort. This was the thought that inspired me to create my Eat to Live Quick and Easy Cookbook.” The new cookbook includes 131 fast and simple Nutritarian recipes, plus handy cooking and shopping tips; a great resource for beginner cooks, and offers sophisticated flavors for anyone who wants to enjoy delicious meals without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

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