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Green and Yellow Beans, Tomatoes, and Basil in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Green and Yellow Beans, Tomatoes, and Basil in a Balsamic VinaigretteI haven’t felt like cooking any big meals due to the hot and humid weather here in Portland. I found this green bean salad on Myrecipes.comand it looked too good to resist. I adapted it a bit by using balsamic vinegar and garlic. It took only minutes to make and tasted fantastic. It was light, flavorful, and healthy… perfect for a hot summer day.

Green and Yellow Beans, Tomatoes, and Basil in a Balsamic Vinaigrette:
Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe from Myrecipes.com
 
  • 1/2 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 lb yellow wax beans, trimmed
  • 7-8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 very small clove of garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil, torn
  • Feta cheese, to taste

Green and Yellow Beans, Tomatoes, and Basil in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cook the beans in boiling water for 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Place the beans in a bowl along with the tomatoes, and basil.
 
Combine the vinegar, olive oil, garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix with a whisk
until well combined. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the bean mixture then toss gently to coat evenly.
Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve. Enjoy.
 

Green and Yellow Beans, Tomatoes, and Basil in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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27 Comments

  1. This looks so good! It would be a great BBQ or picnic side dish. Thanks for sharing, Pam. Welcome home! 🙂

    Kim in MD

  2. What a perfect summer dish. It might supplant the dish I picked to bring to a barbecue tonight. Thanks!

  3. I've been all about making salads like this as well! Especially with all the fresh produce around, simple and delicious is the way to go.

  4. Hi Pam. This looks delicious and refreshing. I think I have all of the ingredients too!
    You get humidity in Oregon?

  5. What a beautiful salad Pam…I love the green and yellow beans together and the addition of tomatoes.

  6. Oh boy, we'll have fresh yellow wax beans from our garden in about a week. I love them blanched and then cooked in some butter with parsley maybe. Your salad looks divine!

  7. I'm so much less motivated to cook/bake when its hot out, even with air conditioning.

    This salad looks great!

  8. Always looking for new, healthy side dishes. This is beautiful in look and texture! Very nice!

  9. Oh how I have missed you. I have been gone too but for 3x longer than you. This salad looks beautiful and it's great to be looking at it right now 🙂

  10. I love all of the fresh ingredients you used, and especially those crunchy green beans – can't get enough of those come summertime! This looks great!

  11. Wow, and I thought the first one was colorful, this salad is a rainbow!

    I would like this but the boys wouldn't touch it.