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Chilled Mushroom And Green Bean Salad


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  • 3/4 pound fresh green beans trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1/4 cup reduced-calorie mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups sliced fresh King Oyster mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • Tomato wedges for garnish


Servings 4


Step 1

Cut beans in 1 1/2-inch lengths. Place beans and mushrooms in a 2-quart microwave-safe dish. Add 3 tablespoons water, cover and microwave on high power 5 to 6 minutes or until beans are tender-crisp, stirring halfway through cooking. Drain; fill dish with ice water to stop further cooking, set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the shallots, mayonnaise, lemon juice, oil and mustard; mix well. Drain beans and mushrooms; pour dressing on. Add red pepper and basil. Toss to coat; cover and chill several hours.

At serving time, season with pepper. Serve salad garnished with tomato wedges or additional chopped red pepper.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

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