Green Bean Salad

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I don't particularly enjoy cooking so I'm always on the lookout for super easy, quick and delicious healthy recipes. This is one of my favorites and I thought you might enjoy it as well. The ingredients are simple and prep is a cinch!

You'll need:
A bag of Green Beans - in the produce section like this, not frozen
3-4  Radishes
3 Tbs. Cilantro
8-10 Cherry Tomatoes
3 Tbs. Feta Cheese

2 tsp. Olive Oil
Dash of Balsamic Vinegar
Salt & Pepper


Bring a medium pot of water to boil.
While the water boils do the following:

-Chop the cilantro
-Slice the radishes
-Halve the tomatoes

(See that serrated knife on the  right? It's a tomato knife and it's the most fabulous invention ever. No more squished 'maters!)

Add the beans and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. (I think the beans taste best in this salad a little crunchy, if you agree don't overcook!) Drain and place in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain again. (This was the ice bath portion, in case you were wondering.)

While the beans chill, mix oil, vinegar, salt & pepper in a large bowl. I said 2 tsp. of oil above but there's really no science since the size of the salad varies slightly each time. Just start with a little and add a bit more if needed. You don't want to drown the veggies, just enough to make a nice light coating.

Toss everything into the bowl of oil mixture.

Stir gently to coat the veggies.

The End.

Seriously, that's it. So easy & sooo yummy. This recipe serves roughly 2 people. I fill up on it with a big hunk of baquette, hubby enjoys it as a large side with a meat option. There usually aren't leftovers but on the rare occasion there have been, it keeps excellent for a next day lunch.

Bon Appétit!


  1. I loved it, I can do another one right now!

  2. Any salad with Feta in it wins my heart. Love your blog. I'm your newest follower!

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  3. u got me - i'll be making this tomorrow!! - looks YUM YUM YUM!

  4. yum, all my fave ingredients rolled into one. green beans + feta..never would have thought!

    PS glad you liked the grapefruit + avocado salad :)

  5. ok seriously looks sooo good! cant wait to make this!

  6. this looks so good! i will be trying it asap.
    i am loving your blog as well and am happy to now be following you!:)
    also, you HAVE to get the dvd's when they come out. so good. and katie plays a great jackie.

  7. that looks good and delicious! yummmm!!! thanks for sharing the recipe :) I might try to make this one day.. :)

  8. Oooh, this looks delicious!! We essentially stop cooking during the summer (well, stop using the oven which actually eliminates a large portion of our winter repertoire) because the oven heats up the house so much and we don't have central air. I'm sure this little salad will be a fast favorite when the weather heats up!

  9. I love a good, easy salad recipe! Thx for sharing...def going to try it :) Love your blog, your new follower. XO

  10. yummm that looks so good and so easy Ash! Good one for the recipe book...xo

  11. Wow, I love this recipe. Will be picking up these ingredients tomorrow.

    P.S. Thanks for the sweet comment about the boys, and we too, also love evening strolls. :)

    P.S.S. Your "about" section, specifically the piles of clothes cracked me up. I was the same exact way.

  12. Love this recipe! Definitely going to try it... delicious!


  13. Mmm tasty and easy! Gotta love it!

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  14. yummyyyy, especially cilantro! great spread, perfect meal for the summer!

  15. This looks healthy AND satisfying!:D

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  16. Yum this looks great! Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

  17. i am SO making this!
    p.s. your comment was AMAZING! a lady with hot pink hair-tips is probably the coolest thing ever. rock on lady!

  18. we're so alike! i always opt for the quick and easy meal, rather than something grand and elaborate. this looks really fresh and healthy! love feta cheese.

  19. Wow! This looks really good, I will give it a try :) xx

  20. yummy and easy side dish! i recently discovered i like radishes lol

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