This Simple Green Beans salad recipe is a tasty cold salad recipe that is perfect for any meal, but especially nice for a picnic salad or barbecue side dish. This season I love to create dishes that are easy to pack and go for a meal outdoors. This is one of those recipes that is a nice cool side dish and so easy to make.
This cold summer salad recipe is one of those classic recipes that still works today. It is a great way to incorporate green beans into your meal plan when they are on sale too!
Hello Friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend! We took advantage of the sun on Saturday and enjoyed a wonderful day in our backyard. We enjoyed the day with friends and watched some of the games on TV.
I love that this recipe reminds me of the salads I used to have as a child.
This recipe includes a red wine vinegar dressing for a wonderful marinated green bean dish.
Ingredients for Green Beans Salad
Green Beans – You will want to use fresh green beans from your farmers market or grocer. Canned green beans will not work.
Tomatoes – You can use any kind of variety. I usually pick the stemmed or Roma Tomatoes, but you can use cherry tomatoes or whatever you have on hand (or is on sale).
Parmesan Cheese – For best results, pick a nice cheese from the deli and grate it. If you want to save money, you can use a jar variety.
Dressing- I have included the basic dressing for this salad. This dressing also works as a nice dressing with other vegetables too. If you are short on time, you can use
Chilled green beans are quite refreshing if you have never had them in a salad.
For more great summer salad recipes, check out
Creamy Macaroni Salad – Fresh peppers and creamy dressing make this a favorite year-round.
Broccoli Pasta Salad – a wonderful broccoli salad with pasta. Beautiful and colorful!
Quick and Easy Mediterranean Salad – Tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and feta make this salad extra special and colorful.
Mango Arugula Salad – A lovely change with fresh arugula and mango slices.
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Easy Green Beans Salad
- 1 pound green beans
- ½ onion chopped
- 3 tomatoes (I used Roma)
- ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
1. Wash green beans, drain, and snap off ends. Fill a saucepan with water.
2, Heat water until boiling
3. Cook beans in boiling water 3-4 minutes
4. Remove from heat and drain well.
5. Pat beans dry with a paper towel.
6. Make the salad dressing in a separate bowl.
7. Toss warm dressing into green beans and chill in the refrigerator.
8. Top with cheese before serving.
Green Bean Salad Dressing
⅓ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons Red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard
Pinch of black pepper
Mix ingredients in small bowl or mason jar. Blend thoroughly and pour over green beans.
- Prepare the green beans ahead of time by washing beans and breaking off the ends.
- Use garlic form a jar or tube in place of fresh garlic.
- You can use a bottled balsamic vinaigrette dressing instead of making your own.
- Prepare extra salad and eat it again for lunch the next day or mix with cooked pasta for a nice meal.
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