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Balsamic Green Bean Salad Recipe

Balsamic Green Bean Salad Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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).

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Balsamic Green Bean Salad

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MY REVIEW
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!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"I didn't have fresh stringbeans so used thawed frozen ones. Very tasty. Goat cheese would also taste good instead of the feta. Thanks for sharing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"love all the ingredients, so this was so delicious it was a meal for us.

thanks!! a reiter"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"We really enjoyed this salad. It's a great way to get the family to eat more greens. I did put less onion in it though. I thought a whole onion would make it overwhelming."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2015

"I've made this several times and love it. I take it to work as a lunch."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2015

"It was OK but nothing to rave about."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"Good tastey. Good to eat for kids"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"Loved this although I think I will quarter a small onion so that it can be easily removed when storing leftovers. The onion was much too strong the next day. I will definitely make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"The men in my family (one husband and two grown sons) loved this combination. They don't necessarily rave over salads for dinner per se, but they prefer hearty flavors and this salad certainly has those! It's not that same old boring lettuce and tomato offering."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Delicious and easy to prepare salad. I used shredded sharp cheddar cheese and Ken's Italian Dressing. We enjoyed it for lunch with crackers and cheese. Thanks, Megan."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"I've made this salad twice and love it. I had wax beans instead of green beans and it was

great."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"My Family loves this. This will be the new summer dish. It is great to put into a salad if there are any leftovers"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"This is a fantastic salad in the summer when fresh green beans and tomatoes are at their best. We loved the salty, briny flavor of the feta cheese crumbled over the crisp flavorful veggies. A great one for picnics too!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"This is my "go to" to impress! Love It..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"I loved this salad! My boyfriend did not like it as I found out that he does not like cold green beans. His loss, more for me! I enjoyed the leftovers even more the next day and the flavors continued to meld. I saw someone say they did not feel that there was enough dressing. The second day there was plenty as the beans and tomatoes released more of their juices. I would be afraid that more dressing would be too much unless you were sure that there were not leftovers, or just make it the day before and there should be plenty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"I made this recipe last week for a party, and it turned out wonderfully. It is lovely for a summer salad. Just be sure you don't overcook the string beans.

Everyone liked it so much, that I am making it right now because I was asked to bring it to a Memorial Day BBQ!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"I made this for a school luncheon and people wanted the recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"Delicious"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"Very tasty and easy to modify. Meaning, I used Garlic EVOO and skipped the dry mustard because I didn't have. Goes together fast."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"The dressing for this salad was very bland for our taste. I added bottled Balsamic Vinaigrette to convince my family to eat this."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"Wonderful"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"I thought it needed more dressing. I would double the dressing amount next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"Very good. I made with broccoli."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"Didn't like it........."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"We loved it, even used canned gr beans in a pinch!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

"I made this for friends - a great summer dish or buffet. Received very positive feedback from the guests."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"My husband doesn't care for Feta Cheese, but said this was good. Will definitely make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"This recipe went over well with the entire family! My husband summed it up best by saying "this is a keeper", an odd combination that works well together. This will be a "summer staple""

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Loved this salad. I left the beans uncooked and they had a great crunch to them. My husband said I could make that again anytime soon."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Delicious! Good summer recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"Needed more vinegar or something as it was bland. The feta cheese did taste good but my husband does not like it so he totally lost out on this recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"good, but nothing special. if not using top grade balsamic, i used moderate, i found it a little too tangy for my taste. needed a little bit of sugar."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

"love it, love it, love it! So crisp and fresh. Will definitely make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"Great flavors!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"Made this for a pot luck Friday night and it was delicious. Everyone at the pot luck wanted the recipe. The only problem with the recipe was that the leftovers turned a sad brown color, but were still delicious. Perhaps this could be prevented by using a white balsamic vinegar. This will definitely go into my keeper file."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2012

"I think that the Large red onion is too much onion! I suggest a medium, tops. I added some truvia about a 1/2 teas to the dressing to cut the bitterness. I also added some sunflower seeds which added a nice crunch and a dash of saltiness."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2012

"Microwaved the beans (both green and yellow) for 3 minutes only instead of the dutch oven.Decided to try it warm as a side with fish. Fabulous blend of flavors. Popped the leftovers in the fridge to marinate overnight. Just as good cold! Because of the low calorie count I'll use this all the time!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"I found this recipe last year and made it numerous times. I can't seem to get enough of it! I like using chopped fresh tomatoes instead of the cherry tomatoes. The juice from the cut up tomatoes really adds flavor to the dressing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"Skip the Dutch Oven, just cook the thinks 'al dent. (Sp?) But the ice water is a given to cut off the cooking process.

Yield: 16 servings. Horse Feathers ... make that 8 - 10; Folks munching this will clean the bowl. As to "3 Tablespoons of BV," leave the bottle on the table. Suspect folks will want to 'up the anti.'
Ran into a shop (apparently a 'national chain' of called "Oil and Vinegar," in of all places Missoula, Montana. Lordie do they have 'good things' along the line of 'now that's something I've never seen before.' Cost me close to $100.00 to get out of there with 'concoction' this or that.
End game, don't have one of them around? EXPERIMENT, 8 out of 10 could be killer; Just make a bit, taste test and ???
fae"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"Skip the Dutch Oven, just cook the thinks 'al dent. (Sp?) But the ice water is a given to cut off the cooking process.

Yield: 16 servings. Horse Feathers ... make that 8 - 10; Folks munching this will clean the bowl. As to "3 Tablespoons of BV," leave the bottle on the table. Suspect folks will want to 'up the anti.'
Ran into a shop (apparently a 'national chain' of called "Oil and Vinegar," in of all places Missoula, Montana. Lordie do they have 'good things' along the line of 'now that's something I've never seen before.' Cost me close to $100.00 to get out of there with 'concoction' this or that.
End game, don't have one of them around? EXPERIMENT, 8 out of 10 could be killer.
fae"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"Ooops..... and I also add coursely chopped FRESH basil! That makes the salad!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"Good.... but I make a recipe similar to this that everyone prefers over this recipe. I use the blanched green beans, red & yellow cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion, also add red, orange, and/or yellow bell peppers, and instead of feta cheese (which we don't care for) I use fresh mozzarella 'pearls'. The dressing is Good Seasons Italian made from the dry mix in the packet using the low oil directions on teh box. Put cheese and all veggies in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve, then toss with as much of the Italian dressing as you care to use to coat. VERY yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"I also added sliced (diced) water chestnuts that I had left over from Salmon Pattie recipe two days ago!! YUMMY!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"I added Asparagus to this dish. Yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"We love this recipe! So simple yet delicious. I cut it in half for my family and also used frozen green beans instead of fresh. It's been added to my list of favorite, "stand by" recipes!"

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