Food of the Week!

Food of the Week

  • 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

Green bean salad with corn, basil and black olives

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:

Calories: 155

Fat: 9g

Saturated fat: 1g

Mono: 5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Carbs: 17g

Protein: 3g

Fiber: 5g

Sodium: 147mg


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