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Simple Green Bean Salad
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Green Bean Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Course: Salad
Servings: 4
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • 1 pound of fresh green beans
  • 1 cup halved grape or small tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 TBS honey
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Fresh shaved Parmesan or Romano cheese


  • Blanch your green beans in a pot of salted boiling water for 1 minute. Quickly strain green beans (or use a slotted spoon to scoop out) and submerge in an ice bath (a bowl filled with cold water and a couple handfuls of ice) to halt the cooking process.
  • Pat green beans dry, place in a bowl add in tomatoes and set aside.
  • In a mason jar or lidded container, combine oil, vinegar, honey and garlic and shake well until emulsified.
  • Toss beans with as much dressing as you like.
  • Season with salt and pepper (I like a lot of pepper on this) and add in cheese. Toss and add in more cheese (why not)!
  • Enjoy!