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Balsamic Green Bean Salad Recipe
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Serve up those green beans in a whole new way! The tangy flavors and crunch of this eye-appealing side complement any special meal or holiday potluck. —Megan Spencer, Farmington Hills, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 77 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Place beans in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, garlic powder, mustard and pepper. Drizzle over beans. Add onion; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour. Just before serving, stir in tomatoes and cheese. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Balsamic Green Bean Salad in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p51


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hchambers User ID: 7140928 267530
Reviewed May. 31, 2017

"The dressing needed a little something more. I added some Dijon mustard and made it a more traditional salad dressing."

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mumsay User ID: 7742579 265590
Reviewed May. 6, 2017

"Not very flavorful. I added bottled balsamic vinaigrette dressing and then it tasted fine, but I wouldn't eat it if I just stuck to the recipe."

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cookb4 User ID: 2576615 253411
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"This recipe sounded fantastic to me, but even after refrigerating it overnight I still felt like there was something missing. It wasn't as flavorful as I thought it would be."

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Bridgers User ID: 8283626 249186
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2016

"Sorry, this didn't do anything for us. It just didn't have much taste. It looks prettier than it tastes."

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june.eka User ID: 8874381 248950
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2016

"good"

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peanutsnona76 User ID: 8027573 248160
Reviewed May. 13, 2016 Edited Apr. 4, 2017

"Excellent, delicious recipe! Will make frequently."

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Nia4sure User ID: 5848448 248128
Reviewed May. 12, 2016

"We tried it and liked it alot! Did not change a thing..."

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kcudworth User ID: 1670349 246618
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2016

"This recipe looks good but I love the recipe from the Morton salt website. It doesn't add all the extras and it is delicious .... it is called Greek Green Bean and Tomato salad. But I halve grape tomatoes instead of the plum tomatoes!!!"

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MaaryM User ID: 8545069 233135
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"Really good dressing! I'll be using this dressing on lots of other salads too, I think!"

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 232485
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"This is a good, refreshing salad. I made 1/2 recipe with fresh green beans."

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