- Eliminates extra cholesterol in the blood.
- Acts as an antioxidant protecting cells
- Great protection against anemia
- Helps to control blood pressure
- Packed with Vitamin E, olives are great for the skin
- Olives are said to reduce the effects of degenerative diseases
*Fun Fact* The olive is a Drupe. A fruit with skin, meat inside, and a single stone
Yield: 8 servings
2 pounds green beans, trimmed
3 ears of corn, husked
½ small red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2/3 cup black olives, halved pitted
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Hot sauce, such as tabasco, to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Put a large pot of water on to boil.
Fill another large pot half full with ice water
Blanch about half the green beans in the boiling water just until tender 1-2 min
Remove with slotted spoon and plunge into the ice water
Transfer to a large bowl, repeat with remaining beans
Return the water to boil
Add corn and blanch until tender but still crisp about 3 min
Drain and immediately plunge into ice water, cut kernels off the cobs
Add the corn to the beans in the bowl.
Add bell pepper, onion, olives, basil, oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and garlic
Toss to mix well. Season with hot sauce, salt and pepper.
Nutrition Fact per 1 serving:
Saturated fat: 1g