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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Green Bean & Peach Salad in a Maple Pecan Vinaigrette

I know I'm a little late with this one as August was National Peach Month, but at least I made it under the wire. Besides, you can still get fresh, juicy peaches through the end of September. I really enjoyed this salad as it had the perfect mix of crunchy and sweet.

Green Bean & Peach Salad in a Maple Pecan Vinaigrette
Total Time:  20 minutes  Servings: 4
For the Green Bean & Peach Salad
  • 1 lb. Fresh Green Beans
  • 1 Peach, pitted and chopped
  • Prepared Maple Pecan Vinaigrette
For the Maple Pecan Vinaigrette
  • 2 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp. Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 c. Canola Oil
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 1/4 c. Chopped Pecans
For the Green Bean & Peach Salad
  1. Trim the ends of the green beans, then place in a steamer pot. Fill the bottom portion of the pot with about 3" of water, cover pot and bring to a boil. Allow to steam until the beans are cooked, but still slightly crisp. Remove from the pot and rinse under cold water. 
  2. Add the beans, peaches and Maple Pecan Vinaigrette to a bowl and mix well. 
For the Maple Pecan Vinaigrette
  1. Whisk together all ingredients in bowl. 

Nutrition Facts
Calories 250, Carbs 20.1g, Fat 19g, Protein 2.9g, Fiber 4.9, Sugar 11.4g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate.

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On another note...
I'll be taking the next week off from the blog to spend the last week of summer with my family and get the kids ready for back to school. I'll still be around posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so follow along to see what I'm up to. I'll be back with a new blog post September 9th as well as a new and improved Monthly Newsletter.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


  1. Carrie,
    This looks delicious--what a great combination of summer flavors.
    Enjoy your last week of summer (yes, yes, I know, autumnal equinox not for a few weeks, but you know what I mean).

    1. Thanks Kirsten and I completely know what you mean. Back to school=end of summer! :)

  2. This dressing sounds amazing...and I love that you used green beans with peaches! I'm going to pick up some of both to cook with over the weekend...and your yummy salad may be on our menu! Enjoy your week off!

    1. Thanks Liz, I hope you like it! Happy Labor Day :)


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