• 8 Ounces green beans
  • 8 medium porcini mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons verjus*
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 2 apples, cut in matchstick-size pieces
  • 1/2 Cup walnuts
  • 1 Cup California golden raisins, plumped


Clean and blanch green beans in salted water. Set aside. Clean and finely slice porcini mushrooms. Set aside. Mix mustard, shallot, verjus and salt and pepper to taste. Gradually add oil while whisking vigorously. Mix together green beans, mushrooms, apples, walnuts and raisins. Add vinaigrette and salt and pepper to taste.

Note: Verjus is an acidic, sour liquid made from unripe fruit, such as grapes. It is often added to sauces and mustards to heighten flavor. It can sometimes be found in specialty gourmet shops. Lemon juice or vinegar are good substitutes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 43%); Total Fat 10 ( Saturated Fat 1; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 105; Potassium 322; Total Carbohydrate 26; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 18; Protein 4; Calcium 33; Iron 1;

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Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.