Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Green Bean Salad

This recipe was adapted from one off of pinterest.  I needed a vegetable side dish for a father's day party and wanted a cold green bean salad.  This salad is easy to make and full of flavor!  Sorry there is only one picture for this one; when I make it again I will try to take some more pictures.  I think this would be good with some black olives as well, I will have to try that next time!

Summer Green Bean Salad

1 1/2 lbs. green beans, ends removed
1 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 c. red onion, chopped
1 container cherry tomatoes
1/3 c. feta cheese, crumbled

1. Remove both ends of all the green beans and wash well.  Steam the green beans for about 5 minutes.  For steaming, I use a double pot with the steamer on the top.  Put a cup or two of water in the bottom pot and bring to a boil.  Once the water begins boiling, place green beans in the steamer and replace lid.  Let steam about 5 minutes, until slightly soft but still crisp.

2. Rinse the green beans a couple of times to cool them down.  Add to the bowl.

3. In a small bowl, mix together dressing. The dressing is made up of balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, EVOO, and garlic.  Whisk together and set aside.

4. Chop red onion and cut cherry tomatoes in half and add to the bowl.  Pour dressing over top of vegetables and toss.  Chill in the refrigerator about 30 minutes.  Add feta cheese right before serving so the balsamic vinegar doesn't turn it brown.

5. Enjoy!!

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