Garden Fresh Green Bean Salad (Marinated)

A little crunchy, tangy enjoyable fresh green bean salad the whole family can enjoy!  This is a great way to use up a bunch of green beans if you have a lot in your garden now.  If you just need a different kind of salad to liven up a heavy meal, this is a great addition! 

*Prep Time includes 2 Hr Marinating Time*

  • Author: Katia
  • Prep Time: 2 hr 10 min
  • Cook Time: 3
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 13 min
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 1 1/2 lb. Fresh Green Beans, trimmed and cut into 2-3" pieces
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. (About 1 1/2 cups) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup shredded or shaved parmesan cheese

 Salad Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar


  1. Boil a medium pot of salted, boiling water
  2. While waiting for water to boil, make your salad marinade: Add oil, vinegar, garlic, dijon, salt, pepper & sugar to a Medium bowl that will fit bean salad and whisk.
  3. Once water boils, blanch green beans for 3 minutes. (Adjust time based on green bean type, See ***Notes below)
  4. Drain green beans immediately and add warm green beans and onions to bowl with marinade and toss to coat.
  5. Cover bowl with a lid or saran wrap and place in the refrigerator immediately to marinade.
  6. Marinate salad a minimum of 2 hours.
  7. After marinating fold in tomatoes & parmesan cheese once ready to serve and enjoy!



***All green beans are slightly different and cook differently depending on type and thickness.  If you prefer more tender beans blanch them a minute or 2 longer, especially if your green beans are meatier and tougher.

Keywords: Green Bean, Vegetarian, Garden, Salad, Cold Side

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