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Green Bean and Tomato Salad

Delicious right after making it or as a cold salad. This Green Bean and Tomato Salad is bright and flavorful with tender blanched green beans, zippy feta and a zesty vinagrette. A quick and easy side dish perfect for spring, summer or fall.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Green Bean and Tomato Salad, Green Bean Salad, Marinated Green Bean Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 233kcal
Author Heather


  • 1 1/4 lb green beans
  • 1 lb tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lemons *zested, about 2 tbsp
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt *plus 1 tsp for blanching green beans
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 3 large garlic cloves *crushed or minced, about 2-3 tsp
  • 1/4 cup feta crumbles


Blancing Green Beans

  • Bring a large pot of water with approximately 3-4 quarts of water to a rapid boil.
  • Meanwhile wash and cut ends off of green beans. Cut beans into bite size pieces, approximately 2 inches in length.
  • Add 1 tsp of salt to water along with green beans. Cook until beans are bright green, approximately 3-5 mins.
  • While the beans are cooking or just before cooking, add 4 cups of ice and 1 quart of cool water to a large bowl.
  • Once beans are cooked drain and transfer to ice water. Let the beans rest in the ice water for 5 mins and then drain again making sure to remove any remaining ice cubes.


  • While the water for the green beans comes to a boil whisk together the oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, thyme and garlic in a large bowl.
  • Once the green beans are done toss into vinagrette and let marinate while preparring tomatoes and feta.
  • Cut tomatoes and toss again. Sprinkle with crumled feta.


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible. 
Recipe Notes
  • See "Trimming Green Beans" section above in post for easy prepping. 
  • Visit my Amazon Store Front for all the tools needed to make this salad. 
  • For feta lovers add in 1/2- 3/4 cup crumbles. 


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2001IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 2mg