Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Green Bean, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Pasta Salad

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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a recipe for Green Bean, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Pasta Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Gemelli Pasta, Green Beans, Olive Oil, White Wine Vinegar, Thyme, Dijon Mustard, Lemon Juice, Honey, Salt, Black Pepper, Walnuts, and Reduced Fat Crumbled Blue Cheese. Perfect Past Salad to beat this Hot Weather with! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Green Bean, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Pasta Salad
Craving a light dinner that’s easy to prepare and ready in minutes? You can’t go wrong with this satisfying pasta salad! Featuring a base of gemelli pasta topped with fresh green beans, blue cheese, and a homemade dressing, it will keep you fueled for hours.

Ingredients
2 cups uncooked gemelli pasta
2 cups trimmed halved green beans
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted*
1/2 cup reduced-fat crumbled blue cheese

Directions
Yield: 8 servings

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Add green beans during the last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain. Transfer to large bowl.

2 – Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, thyme, mustard, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in medium bowl until smooth and well blended.

3 – Pour dressing over pasta and green beans; toss to coat evenly. Stir in walnuts and cheese. Serve warm or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.**

*Note. To toast walnuts, spread in single layer in heavy-bottomed skillet. Cook over medium heat 1–2 minutes, stirring frequently, until nuts are lightly browned. Remove from skillet immediately. Cool before using.

**Note. If serving cold, stir walnuts into salad just before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 231 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 119 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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