Recipe: String Bean Salad (SCD/GAPS)

August 28, 2011 · 17 comments

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What to do with all those string beans coming in! Make a string bean salad! String beans are easy to digest for most people and so they are appropriate for people on the SCD or GAPS diets. Just make sure they are well cooked. I usually simply steam them until they are a dull green or a knife goes through easily, but still have a little firmness. String beans are full of nutrients.

They provide significant amounts of iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and potassium, as well as folic acid, thiamine, B6 and molybdenum. They are also high in fiber.

String Bean Salad

Ingredients

1 -2 pounds fresh organic string beans

1/2 cup slivered almonds (these you can make at home from soaked, blanched almonds) where to buy nuts

2 cloves crushed garlic

salt and pepper to taste

Dressing Ingredients

4 ounces walnut oil

1 ounce aged balsamic vinegar (must be aged at least 10 years to be SCD legal)

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

Instructions for string beans

  • Clean and nip off the ends of the string beans
  • Steam until cooked to your liking
  • Set aside and cool
  • Then add the almonds, crushed garlic and spices

Instructions for dressing

  • Mix together all the ingredients in a glass jar
  • Pour on the salad and refrigerate

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1 Vicky August 29, 2011 at 6:11 am

I love string beans and the dressing sounds lovely! I’ll have to try this!

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2 Jill August 29, 2011 at 6:17 am

Hi Vicky,
Thanks for the comment. Your above recipe looks absolutely delish! I will be trying it!

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3 Hannah K. August 29, 2011 at 11:40 am

Looks delicious Jill! Have a question though, is balsamic vinegar GAPS legal?

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4 Jill August 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Hi Hannah,
Yes it is legal when it has been aged at least ten years. you have to read labels carefully — I just purchased some from Marshall’s of all places — and Whole Foods has one brand that is aged. It must be on the label.

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5 Amanda August 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I do love all of the beans this time of year. The salad potential is fantastic. Thanks for the recipe

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6 Kristin August 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

This looks delish. I like the sound of the dressing too.
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7 Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy August 31, 2011 at 8:35 am

That dressing sounds awesome. I love green beans!

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8 Stephanie September 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Glad to see a recipe using walnut oil! I just splurged on a container and have been contemplating the best uses for it. I’ll keep this in mind.

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9 Susan@Permanent Posies September 1, 2011 at 1:37 pm

My Granny used to make something similar and I loved it so much. Could be cause it also had a bunch of sugar in it…haha. I think I will try yours instead.

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10 Candace September 2, 2011 at 12:00 am

Those green beans look perfect and the dressing sounds fantastic. I’m going to give this a try soon. Thanks so much!

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11 KB and whitesnake September 2, 2011 at 4:22 am

Looks yummy.

We’d love you to share your recipes with us at
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Have a great weekend.

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12 Miz Helen September 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Hi Jill,
Your salad looks delicious, I just love a good green bean salad. Hope you have a wonderful holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come back soon!
Miz Helen

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13 Miranda September 3, 2011 at 1:12 am

I love the almonds and garlic in it. Thank you for linking your wonderful recipe to Fat Camp Friday. I would also love for you to join my new forums and link up your website and any linky parties you host! Have a great weekend!

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