This post originally appeared on Weight Destiny and has been republished here with permission

This colorful green bean salad makes a great lunch or light dinner!


Colorful Green Bean Salad

By Dr. Irina Koles


  • ½ pound frozen green beans, boiled for 2-3 minutes and cooled
  • 2-3 marinated pickles cut into thin 1 inch long strips (please do not replace them with regular salty pickles, the outcome will be different)
  • ¼ of medium size sweet onion, cut into half-rings and rinsed with cold water
  • 1/3 pound smoked turkey ham cut into thin 1 inch long strips

On the top:

  • 2 hardboiled eggs cut into 4 pieces
  • 5-8 cherry tomato cut in halves


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon pure fructose or Splenda
  • 6-7 table spoons of olive oil
  • 3 table spoons 5% vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard (do your best to find no sugar mustard)

Gently stir all the ingredients and place into a serving salad dish. Place eggs and cherry tomatoes on top. Mix and slightly bit the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the salad right before serving.

Weight Control Tips:

The Glycemic Index of vegetables in this salad in only 15

Eggs and turkey meat (proteins and lipids) go very well with vegetables

Dressing components do not contain sugar, flour or starch

No chance to gain an ounce 🙂


About the author: Dr. Irina Koles has helped hundreds of people internationally to achieve healthy weight-loss. Formerly a primary care physician, she is now a professional Weight Loss and Life Coach, a motivational speaker, and creator of the “Choose Your Weight” Workshops. She is the author of the book “Taste of Thoughts. Improve Your Health and Whole Life,” which launched on October 2, 2012. Irina has also written “The Benefits of Almonds + Crispy Almond Cookie Recipe” and “How to Create a Low Glycemic Index Party Menu” for Healthy Way to Cook.

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