Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer Green Bean Salad

We have so many cherry tomatoes from the garden now along with regular tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and peppers. This salad is from the Neely's on the Food Network Channel.  Those Neely's are always so much fun to watch.  They seem to get along so well and enjoy cooking together.  Enjoy the weekend!    

1 lb. fresh string or wax beans trimmed
1 shallot minced
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
6 oz. mixed baby greens (originally 3 oz.)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pint orange and cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup fresh basil cut into thin strips
1/4 cup shelled and chopped pistachios (I omitted)
6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Put your washed and trimmed string or wax beans in a pot of boiling water and then remove them and set them in a bowl of ice water for 2 more minutes.  Drain water and dry.  Your beans have now been blanched.

In a small bowl whisk together the shallot, vinegar and olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Spread the baby greens onto a large platter and top with the cut tomato halves, green beans and basil. Drizzle the vinaigrette mix over the greens and sprinkle with pistachios and feta cheese.


Delicious.  Enjoy!!

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  1. Your salad looks so fresh and delicious! Perfect for the summer!

  2. That is one beautiful salad! It's like a salad meal, which I love.

  3. This salad looks so refreshing--perfect for a muggy summer day. The wax beans look delicious. Stopping by to say hi from Wonderful Food Wednesday :)

  4. Your recipe is wonderful, and thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are staying cool on this hot summers day, enjoy your weekend!
    Miz Helen

  5. Thanks for linking up to Whimsy Wednesday! Your recipe (looks so yummy) has been featured this week on my blog! Hope to see you again this week...Susan

  6. Love this! We are featuring it as one of our featured recipes on Wonderful Food Wednesday - come and see at 7pm EST.

    Thank you for linking up.

  7. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  8. The salad looks so delicious especially when using the vegetables from your garden. Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday this week.

    I'll be sharing this on my FB page this afternoon, G+ and pinning as well.

    One of the FFF co-hosts,
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  9. This salad looks delicious and the photo is pretty too! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!


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