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Green Bean & Balsamic Salad

Fresh and crisp, this summery salad just begs to be taken to picnics and potlucks. Tossed with vinaigrette, it’s a smart side dish for outdoor meals. —Amanda Smith, Lexington, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1-3/4 cups cubed English cucumber
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place beans in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber and beans. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Pour over vegetables; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 161 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • xlsalbums
    Apr 24, 2016

    Really, really good. I used steamed beans from the frozen section. I would cook the beans a little longer if you like them more tender.

  • justmbeth
    Apr 2, 2015

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  • Shoes58
    Aug 27, 2014

    have made something similar to this for years and this turned out well, especially the dressing. however, I would cook the beans a minute or so longer to add a little more tender to the crisp.

  • julie-locke1
    Aug 7, 2013

    I've made this twice in the last week! Great way to use fresh veggies from the garden, and everybody loved it!

  • francisca
    Aug 5, 2013

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  • babalooeystj
    Aug 1, 2013

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  • CiaranQuinn
    Jun 1, 2013

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  • sstetzel
    Jul 28, 2012

    This has a great tangy flavor! Lil Man declared OMGoodness at his first bite. I think next time I'll add some small cubes of fresh mozzarella for a little something extra.

  • azgirlntn8
    May 8, 2012

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