Green Bean Salad

Fresh green beans with tomatoes, fresh herbs and feta cheese, tossed in a light garlic and lemon dressing.


  • 2 pounds green beans, ends snipped and beans cut in half
  • 14 ounces grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  2. Add the green beans and cook until tender crisp, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to transfer beans to a large bowl of ice water while you prepare the dressing.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and minced garlic.
  5. Strain ice water off of beans and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  6. Place tomatoes, parsley, and basil in a large mixing bowl. Toss together.
  7. Add beans and mix.
  8. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle cheese crumbles on top and mix gently.
  9. Serve immediately.