Beans Salad with Basil Vinagrette

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb of beans (green, yellow, etc...)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • ½ tsp Sea salt & pepper

Directions

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil
  • Add beans and cook for 3-4 mins
  • Prepare a bowl of ice cold water
  • Drain beans and submerge in ice water for a few minutes
  • In a food processor (or you can do it all by hand) chop/mix garlic, basil, olive oil & Dijon mustard until smooth
  • Add salt & pepper and mix
  • Place beans and vinaigrette in bowl, mix & enjoy!

Nutrition Down-low

It is oh-so-important to pair you veggies with a healthy fat (olive oil, butter, lard, bacon fat, etc). Yes- lard and bacon fat- just make sure they are coming from pasture-raised animals.

Anyway, the reason for this is because veggies are full of fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamins A, D, E & K)- meaning, your body will not absorb these nutrients unless it is combined with a fat! So do it. And enjoy. And don't worry, fat doesn't make you fat.

While you prepare this salad, infuse with goodness and good thoughts. Play this song if you need some inspiration: