Green Bean Salad Recipe

Green Bean Salad

Green bean salad is easy and fast to make. It is a great side dish for a hot summer night’s dinner. It also will last several days in the refrigerator.


Kosher salt
1 pound slender green beans, ends trimmed
1 cup feta cheese crumbles
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
1/2 cup slivered almonds
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 large clove garlic, minced
Freshly ground black pepper


In a large pot add water and kosher salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add the green beans and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. If you cook too long the beans will become limp and lose their color. When the beans are tender, remove them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain them well and pat dry and place the beans in a large bowl. Combine the green beans with the feta cheese, tomatoes and red onions.

Toast the almonds in a small skillet until brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a plate.

Whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, basil, garlic and some salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the green beans and sprinkle with the toasted almonds. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.

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