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Fresh-Cut Green Beans

June 21, 2010

Many of us live very busy lives, which causes us not to eat the right foods. The Food Pyramid is an excellent tool to help us make healthy food choices. However, many of us do not eat the recommended food servings daily. According to the pyramid, one should eat at least 3-5 servings of vegetables daily. Often I hear people say that they don’t have time to cook a meal. FAPC member Florida Specialties can now make your life easier with their new convenient microwaveable packs of fresh-cut green beans. Blue Ribbon Beans are fresh-cut, triple-washed, and ready-to-eat delicious beans that can add a finishing touch to your meal. The beans are available in 12-count, 12-ounce retail packs, and 2-pound and 5-pound food service bags.

Florida Specialties, LLC began small, but with a great mission to become the label known for quality. Its founders always felt that they did not need to be the largest company in the industry; they just needed to be the best. They are growers, packers and shippers of high-quality produce located in Immokalee, Florida and have been a part of the “Fresh from Florida” family since 1998.

Try our recipe using Blue Ribbon green beans:

Chilled Green Beans and Red Potato Salad

1 pound Blue Ribbon fresh green beans, snipped
2 pounds red potatoes, halved
1 cup  red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup red onion, minced
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
3 tablespoons dill
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup salad oil
salt and pepper to taste

Cook green beans in microwave until tender-crisp. Cook potatoes until fork tender. Cool and place in bowl with beans and peppers. Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over vegetables. Toss gently and refrigerate for 1 hour. Yield 8-10 servings

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