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Green Bean and Bacon Slaw

Posted on November 20, 2015 by

A new twist on a traditional side dish!

Ingredientsgreen bean and bacon slaw

4 cups of tender green beans, cut into 1” pieces

½ cup crisp bacon, chopped (about 4 slices)

1 Tbls mayonnaise

1 Tbls plain greek yogurt

1 Tbls lime or grapefruit juice

1 Tbls fresh dill

2 green onions, sliced thin – including tops

½ cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Salt & pepper to taste



  1. Slice beans and blanche in boiling water 2 minutes, remove and chill in ice water.
  2. Cook bacon until crisp, remove from pan and allow to cool. Chop into small pieces.
  3. Mix together mayo, yogurt, juice, dill and onions. Allow flavors to meld.
  4. Stir half of bacon into sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Toast chopped walnuts over medium heat in same pan used to cook bacon. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
  6. Stir beans into sauce and add toasted walnuts. Top with remaining bacon and serve immediately.


Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 81

Total Fat 4g

Total Carbohydrates 9g

Dietary Fiber 5g

Protein 5.6g

Print Recipe Green Bean and Bacon Slaw

Adapted from Ryan Scott

Pasta with Artichokes & Toasted Pine Nuts

Posted on August 13, 2013 by

Proti Pasta with Artichokes & Toasted Pine Nuts



34 cup pine nuts

1 tsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup chopped onions

10 Kalamata olives, pitted, sliced in half

2 (13 34-oz) cans artichoke hearts, water packed, drained and sliced

1 tsp Italian Seasoning Blend

12 cup vegetable broth

4 packets Proti fusilli pasta, cooked according to directions

12 cup chopped fresh parsley

14 cup Parmesan cheese



1. In a small skillet, over medium-low heat, toast pine nuts for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. When oil is hot, add garlic, onions, and olives. Sauté 1 to 2 minutes.

3. Add artichoke hearts and seasoning. Cook 1 to 2 minutes.

4. Add broth to the skillet. Bring to simmer. Remove from heat.

5. Place hot cooked pasta in a large bowl and pour artichoke sauce over pasta. Add parsley and toasted pine nuts. Toss to mix well. Top each serving with cheese.

Makes 4 servings.


Nutrition Facts:

Calories 255

Total Fat 6g

Total Carbohydrates 26g

Dietary Fiber 14g

Protein 26g