Green and Yellow Beans, Tomatoes, and Basil in a Balsamic Vinaigrette
I 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.com and 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:
- 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
How to Make 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 immediately with ice-cold water.
Place the beans in a serving 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.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net
Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net Original recipe from Myrecipes.com
I don't think I've seen those yellow beans….
This looks so good! It would be a great BBQ or picnic side dish. Thanks for sharing, Pam. Welcome home! 🙂
Kim in MD
What a perfect summer dish. It might supplant the dish I picked to bring to a barbecue tonight. Thanks!
So perfect and well balanced salad dish ♥
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.
This looks wonderful, especially for these hot, steamy days!
Hi Pam. This looks delicious and refreshing. I think I have all of the ingredients too!
You get humidity in Oregon?
Wow thats wonderful, healthy and colorful yummy salad… delicious and crunchy..
What a beautiful salad Pam…I love the green and yellow beans together and the addition of tomatoes.
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!
I really like such dinners 🙂
So perfect salad dish!!!
I've never seen a dish like that, looks good!
I'm so much less motivated to cook/bake when its hot out, even with air conditioning.
This salad looks great!
Nice, colorful side dish. Perfect for the hot weather.
Always looking for new, healthy side dishes. This is beautiful in look and texture! Very nice!
very healthy and delicious one..
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 🙂
I really need to try new veggies. It looked beautiful!
ah, garden goodness. now if i could only learn to make my own feta… 🙂
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!
I just love this kind of combination. Fantastic!
These salads ALL look absolutely delicious! Thank you.
Nice healthy one…
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.
Ooh! Looks healthy and yummy!
I came across these beans in the farmers market, I did half with pancetta and chili, but think I’ll try out your recipe with the rest