Balsamic Green Bean Salad Recipe
- 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
- 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).
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.
Reviews for Balsamic Green Bean Salad
"Everyone loved this even though most were surprised I was serving green beans cold!"
"The dressing needed a little something more. I added some Dijon mustard and made it a more traditional salad dressing."
"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."
"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."
"Sorry, this didn't do anything for us. It just didn't have much taste. It looks prettier than it tastes."
"Excellent, delicious recipe! Will make frequently."
"We tried it and liked it alot! Did not change a thing..."
"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!!!"
"Really good dressing! I'll be using this dressing on lots of other salads too, I think!"
"This is a good, refreshing salad. I made 1/2 recipe with fresh green beans."
"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."
"love all the ingredients, so this was so delicious it was a meal for us.thanks!! a reiter"
"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."
"I've made this several times and love it. I take it to work as a lunch."
"It was OK but nothing to rave about."
"Good tastey. Good to eat for kids"
"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."
"I've made this salad twice and love it. I had wax beans instead of green beans and it wasgreat."
"My Family loves this. This will be the new summer dish. It is great to put into a salad if there are any leftovers"
"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!"
"This is my "go to" to impress! Love It..."
"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."
"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!!!!"
"I made this for a school luncheon and people wanted the recipe!"
"Very tasty and easy to modify. Meaning, I used Garlic EVOO and skipped the dry mustard because I didn't have. Goes together fast."
"The dressing for this salad was very bland for our taste. I added bottled Balsamic Vinaigrette to convince my family to eat this."
"I thought it needed more dressing. I would double the dressing amount next time."
"Very good. I made with broccoli."
"Didn't like it........."
"We loved it, even used canned gr beans in a pinch!"
"I made this for friends - a great summer dish or buffet. Received very positive feedback from the guests."
"My husband doesn't care for Feta Cheese, but said this was good. Will definitely make it again."
"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""
"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."
"Delicious! Good summer recipe"
"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."
"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."
"love it, love it, love it! So crisp and fresh. Will definitely make it again."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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"
"Ooops..... and I also add coursely chopped FRESH basil! That makes the salad!"
"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!"
"I also added sliced (diced) water chestnuts that I had left over from Salmon Pattie recipe two days ago!! YUMMY!"
"I added Asparagus to this dish. Yummy!"
"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!"