Balsamic Green Bean Salad Recipe
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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


  • 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


  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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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."

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2016


Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"Excellent, delicious recipe! Will make frequently. Please, can we actually review the recipe, not comment on how it looks, and then recommend one from somewhere else? If you did not make it, then don't comment. (Unless you are asking a valid question in regards to the preparation of submitted recipe.)"

Reviewed May. 12, 2016

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

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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