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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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."

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."

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."

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


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

"Excellent, delicious recipe! Will make frequently."

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

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

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!!!"

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!"

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

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

desmma15 User ID: 3711039 231946
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."

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