Green Bean Slaw © 2004
1/2 pound fresh green beans
1/4 small onion, cut into thin strips (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup thin sweet red pepper strips
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into thin strips
2 1/2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar or other herb vinegar
2 tablespoons nonfat process cream cheese
1 tablespoon skim milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Wash beans; remove ends. Cook in boiling water 8 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop cooking process; drain.
Combine beans, onions, sweet red pepper, cucumbers; toss gently, and set aside.
Combine vinegar and next 5 ingredients, stirring until smooth. Pour dressing over bean mixture; toss gently. Cover and chill thoroughly before serving. Yield: 4 (1-cup) servings
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