Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes & Feta Side Dish Recipe

This easy green bean salad recipe features fresh green beans, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and olive oil. It’s perfect as an appetizer or main course.

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This healthy green bean salad side dish is great as an appetizer or main course. It’s also perfect for summertime entertaining!

Green bean dishes are always a hit at any potluck dinner I’ve been to and they are welcomed at the dinner table any time. My family loves them, so making a quick green bean salad is an option they look forward to every time. The best part about this dish is that it can be enjoyed cold or warm.

Several have asked if you can use canned or frozen green beans for this recipe. You can, but I don’t recommend it. They will create a mushy dish that isn’t as flavorful as when you use fresh beans. These are the perfect side dish for numerous dishes. Try them with one of these for an easy weeknight meal:

Make this easy side dish tonight! It’s full of flavor and nutrients.

Ingredients to Make Green Bean Salad:

  • Fresh green beans, tips removed and cut in half
  • Grape tomatoes, washed and cut in half
  • Fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • Fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sherry vinegar
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Feta cheese, crumbled

How to Make Green Bean Salad:

Over high heat, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until crisp tender, approximately 3-4 minutes. Drain the green beans and then transfer to a large bowl of ice water to prevent further cooking.

Remove green beans from the ice bath and pat dry before adding to a large glass or other non-reactive bowl. Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, olive oil, and vinegar to the bowl and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Gently fold in crumbled Feta cheese and serve immediately. Salad can also be chilled and served cold.

Serving bowl full of fresh green beans, tomatoes and Feta cheese
This healthy green bean salad side dish is great as an appetizer or main course. It’s also perfect for summertime entertaining!
Yield: 6 Servings

Green Bean Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

This versatile salad combines garden fresh herbs and veggies with the delicious salty flavor of Feta cheese. As an added bonus, it takes less than 20 minutes to put together and can be enjoyed either warm or cold.

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs. fresh green beans, tips removed and cut in half
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, washed and cut in half
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled

Instructions

    Over high heat, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until crisp tender, approximately 3-4 minutes. Drain the green beans and then transfer to a large bowl of ice water to prevent further cooking.

    Remove green beans from the ice bath and pat dry before adding to a large glass or other non-reactive bowl. Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, olive oil, and vinegar to the bowl and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

    Gently fold in crumbled Feta cheese and serve immediately. Salad can also be chilled and served cold.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 289mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g

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This easy green bean salad recipe features fresh green beans, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and olive oil. It’s perfect as an appetizer or main course.

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