Recipe: String Beans with Currant/Balsamic Dressing

June 10, 2012 · 12 comments

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The current/balsamic dressing takes these stringbeans from the mundane to the marvelous. My guests could not get enough of this dish! Luckily I made enough for an army so there was even a little left over for me!

This recipe is appropriate for SCD and GAPS diets as well as Paleo/Primal. For anyone with digestive conditions, the stringbeans should be well cooked.

Stringbeans 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.

Even people who do not like stringbeans, like this dressing. Let me know how you like it!

Ingredients

Dressing

Instructions

  1. Steam the stringbeans lightly so that they are still crunchy and let cool and refrigerate
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar and let marinate overnight
  3. The oil and vinegar should be in a 3 to 1 ratio
  4. Shake the jar when you can so the flavors can blend
  5. If it is very thick add more oil
  6. Pour over the cooked stringbeans when ready to serve the next day
  7. Sprinkle almonds on top
  8. Serve cold

This post is shared at: Summer Salads Sunday, My Meatless Monday, Monday mania, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday Naptime, Traditional Tuesday, Heath & Soul Hop, Gluten Free Wednesday, Mommy Club, Creative Juice Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Tastastic, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter, Foodie Friday, Country Homemaker Hop, Fresh Bites Friday, Seasonal Celebration

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1 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 11, 2012 at 12:45 am

that dressing sounds delicious!! thanks for sharing!

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2 The Soulicious Life June 11, 2012 at 11:53 am

My grandmother often served green beans with almonds, but this dressing no doubt adds a whole other dimension! The currants are very unexpected!

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3 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food June 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I love string beans, but I instinctively prefer them really well cooked! That dressing sounds so tasty, what a great combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing this with Summer Salad Sundays, look forward to seeing you again soon.

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4 Miz Helen June 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

Your String Bean with Currant Balsamic Dressing looks delicious, I would just love that dressing. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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5 Miz Helen June 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

Your String Beans with Currant Balsamic Dressing looks delicious, I would just love that dressing. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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6 Winnie June 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm

We have green beans almost each Fri dinner (I love it!), and I think your dressing makes it something very special

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7 April @ The 21st Century Housewife June 15, 2012 at 7:27 am

Oh yum! I love the addition of the currants – what a scrumptious dressing!

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8 Diane Balch June 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm

So simple and delicious looking… thank you so much for sharing another of your healthy recipes.

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9 Joy at The Liberated Kitchen June 19, 2012 at 1:06 am

Thanks for sharing with GAPS Friendly Fridays. I want to note for the GAPSters out there, though, that balsamic vinegar is not strictly GAPS legal. Make sure that your vinegar has not had any sugar added!

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10 France @ Beyond The Peel June 19, 2012 at 11:05 am

Balsamic and Currants sounds like the perfect dressing for this recipe. I actually ahve quite a few currants that I’m trying to get through right now. Good timing Jill.

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11 Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network June 20, 2012 at 5:41 am

I love the ingredients of this recipe and am planning to try it later today! Thanks for linking this up ar Seasonal Celebration Sunday!- Rebecca@Natural Mothers Network x

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