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Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes

“I make this with fresh green beans from the garden. I could eat it all myself!” —Kathy Smith, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 12 pitted ripe olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons bacon bits
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper


  • Place beans in a steamer basket. Place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 7-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • In a large bowl, combine the beans, onion, tomatoes, olives, cheese and bacon. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat.

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  • KittieCatt
    Jun 18, 2017

    Since this is referred to as a 'salad', I assume that it should be cooled down and eaten as a cold side dish. Either way, it looks and sounds delicious.

  • Rmalas
    Jan 4, 2013

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  • clwbeachgrl
    Sep 26, 2012

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  • 6foreverpaws
    May 16, 2012

    Very good!! I did not have fresh beans, I made mine with beans that I had frozen from last years garden, and it worked great. Will be making this again.Will make this again

  • woodboat
    Aug 22, 2010

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  • Grannybee29
    Jul 14, 2010

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  • zelensk2
    Jul 12, 2010

    This is delicious and looks very colorful and appetizing. I do not have a steamer so I just microwave the grean beans for a few minutes and they turnout nicely crisp-tender. I also use the real bacon bits, not imitation bacon bits. It tastes much better this way.

  • Punkyjoe81
    Jul 4, 2010

    Delicious! I could eat it all by myself too! The dressing is wonderful - a perfect summer side.