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Today’s recipe is part of the appetizer salad category, which can be served both as a satisfying appetizer alongside a fresh tomato salad or as a spread that can be slathered on a slice of fresh bread to delight your taste buds and satisfy your hunger pangs.
What is yellow beans mayo salad?
As I already told you, this salad, that can be easily served as a spread or an appetizer, is similar to other easy recipes from my blog, such as the Zucchini Mayo Salad, the Cauliflower Mayo Salad or the Eggplant Mayo Salad.
These recipes are similar in both their preparation methods and the ingredients used. With minor exceptions, we can say that for these appetizer salads, the only differing ingredient is the vegetable that forms the base of each salad.
Therefore, we can conclude that in today’s recipe, the yellow beans mayo salad is indeed an appetizer that consists of the successful combination of yellow beans with delicious and creamy homemade mayonnaise, to which we add a little garlic, salt, and black pepper for enhanced flavor.
So, if you’re hungry and craving a simple, healthy, and easy-to-enjoy dish, I believe this yellow beans mayo salad is the winning choice. In a very short time, using organic ingredients, you can quickly prepare a spread that you can easily put on a slice of bread and savor a delicious snack at home, in the yard, or even on a picnic.
Take into consideration that you can use fresh or frozen yellow for this amazing salad recipe. You can find many useful information regarding winter season or long-term food preservation for yellow or green beans and other foods on this blog, written especially to help those who seek help in ensuring homemade dishes for their families, to find out new ways to ease their cooking.
Is yellow beans mayo salad kid friendly?
As I mentioned in the case of other appetizer salads that are based on vegetables and the use of mayonnaise, I believe that this simple yellow beans mayo salad contains nothing unhealthy, quite the opposite.
As long as we use organic ingredients and make mayonnaise at home, we obtain a healthy and nutritious snack for both ourselves and our little ones.
I am aware that not everyone will have access to organic beans grown in the garden, or perhaps not everyone will have the time and availability to make mayonnaise at home, but that’s not a problem.
I encourage people to use as many organic ingredients and homemade dishes as possible, but if you don’t have the time or access to such ingredients, you can also use store-bought ones. Ultimately, the success of healthy eating habits lies in moderation. Even if it’s homemade, I don’t think it’s healthy to consume a jar of mayonnaise a day 🙂 But as long as these ingredients are consumed occasionally and in moderate quantities, they won’t harm us.
As some of you may already know, I strongly recommend trying to make mayonnaise at home using eggs prepared thermally, as I firmly believe that this is a much safer alternative than mayonnaise made from raw eggs, where there is a risk of bacterial infections, or than store-bought mayonnaise, which unfortunately contains many additives that help it not to spoil on the store shelf.
So, if you take into account all this information, I think you can conclude that the yellow beans mayo salad is a good choice for a kid friendly appetizer or quick snack. Just take into account that most kids don’t enjoy the strong flavor of garlic so maybe you could reduce a little the amount of garlic that you crush into the spread before offering it to you kid.
Is yellow beans mayo salad healthy?
Yellow beans, like other beans, offer a range of health benefits, such as:
- Rich in Nutrients: Yellow beans are packed with essential nutrients like vitamins (particularly vitamin C, vitamin K, and some B vitamins), minerals (including potassium and folate), and dietary fiber.
- Low in Calories: They are relatively low in calories, making them a great addition to a calorie-conscious diet. They provide energy without contributing to excessive calorie intake.
- High in Fiber: Yellow beans are an excellent source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, helps maintain a healthy weight, and supports heart health by reducing cholesterol levels.
- Antioxidant Properties: They contain antioxidants like carotenoids (including beta-carotene), which can help protect your cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals.
- Healthy for Your Heart: The potassium content in yellow beans can help regulate blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease. Their fiber content can also contribute to heart health by lowering cholesterol levels.
- Digestive Health: The dietary fiber in yellow beans promotes regular bowel movements and a healthy gut, preventing constipation and supporting overall digestive health.
- Weight Management: The combination of fiber and protein in beans helps you feel fuller for longer, which can aid in weight management by reducing overeating.
- Blood Sugar Control: Yellow beans have a low glycemic index, meaning they have a minimal impact on blood sugar levels. This can be beneficial for those with diabetes or those looking to stabilize their blood sugar.
- Bone Health: Yellow beans contain vitamin K and minerals like calcium and magnesium, which are important for maintaining strong and healthy bones.
- Versatile in Cooking: Yellow beans are versatile and can be included in a variety of dishes, from salads and stir-fries to soups and casseroles, making it easier to incorporate them into your diet.
Remember that to maximize these benefits, it’s essential to include yellow beans as part of a balanced and varied diet.
Full Recipe – Yellow beans mayo salad
I made this recipe using the Thermomix, but you don’t have to own one to achieve the same great result. Simply use a pot to boil de beans, a sieve, and a bowl with a spatula to make this incredible appetizer salad in a very short time.
Yellow beans mayo salad – 4 ingredients easy and nourishing appetizer spread
- 1 Thermomix / Pot
- 200-300 g yellow beans
- 1-2 pcs garlic cloves
- 100 g homemade mayonnaise
- Black pepper
- First, you need to cut the ends of the bean strings, then cut the remaining pods into smaller pieces
- Clean the pieces of yellow beans with cold water
- I cooked the beans using the Thermomix by placing the beans into the VAROMA tray and adding 1000 gr of water into the mixing bowl. Then, I cooked them 40 MIN – VAROMA – Speed 1. If you will simply use a pot, then place the beans into a pot with boiling water and let them boil for 30-40 minutes, until it softens
- After that, using the same Varoma tray, I rinsed the beans with cold water and let it completely cool. If you used a pot, just take a sieve, pour the content from the pot so that you will completely eliminate the water from the beans, and rinse the beans with cold water, then let them completely cool
- Once cooled, add the mayo and the crushed garlic. Add salt and black pepper and mix 1 MIN – Speed 2 COUNTER CLOCKWISE, to incorporate the ingredients. You can simply mix them well using a spatula
You can serve the yellow beans and mayo salad spread on a slice of bread, or simply eat it as an appetizer, next to a salad made of fresh tomatoes.
I hope I’ve convinced you to try this simple and satisfying dish. I will certainly prepare it again until the weather allows me to find fresh beans. In the cold season, I will use frozen beans that I’ve prepared to enjoy the same great taste of organic beans during the winter. Until the next easy and delicious recipe, don’t forget to share your thoughts, opinions and reviews in the comments section. I wish you all a great time with your loved ones. Bye 😊