Fresh Balsamic Green Bean Salad recipe

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1 pound fresh string beans, stem ends removed
½ small red onion, minced
1 small tomato, diced
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 leaf fresh basil, minced
1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
1 pinch garlic salt

Nutrition Info

84.4 calories
carbohydrate: 12.5 g
cholesterol: : -
fat: 3.6 g
fiber: 4.4 g
protein: 2.5 g
saturatedFat: 0.5 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 547.7 mg
sugar: 4.8 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a medium stock pot. Place beans in the boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, 7 to 8 minutes.

  2. While beans are cooking, combine tomato and onion in a medium serving bowl. Add 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Mix in 1 teaspoon garlic salt, basil, and pepper.

  3. Drain beans in a colander, then rinse with cold water until they are no longer hot. Gently mix beans into the tomato mixture, spooning until beans are completely coated. Add remaining balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle the last pinch of garlic salt over top of beans, do not stir. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from the refrigerator, mix well, and serve.

Recipe Yield

4 servings

Recipe Note

This easy green bean salad recipe combines fresh ingredients with balsamic vinegar and a touch of olive oil to make the ultimate side dish. Try it once and you'll be hooked! A great side to jazz up any meat, fish, even pasta!

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