Michele Joan

Wife, Mother, Blogger & Author

Summertime Green Bean Salad (S)

greenbeansWith summer gardens in full bloom, I’ve been enjoying lots of delicious fresh picked vegetables thanks to my father-in-law’s huge garden.  With green beans and cucumbers bountiful this time of year, I made this tasty, yet easy green bean salad I thought you might like to try!  It fits on my Trim Healthy Mama diet as an “S” meal.


1 lb fresh green beans, snapped into 1-2 inch long pieces

2 large cucumbers

4 tomatoes, diced

4 shallots diced

1 cup feta cheese

Salt & Pepper to taste

Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (I use aldi brand – 4 gm fat, 2 gm carbs per 2 Tbs)

1 cup sliced almonds


Boil green beans for 8-10 minutes until tender.  Remove from heat, strain and put in ice water to stop the cooking process (this will leave you with some nice, crunchy beans).  Add cucumbers, tomatoes, shallots and feta.  Season with salt and pepper.  Drizzle with light balsamic vinaigrette and toss.  Chill for at least one hour or overnight.  Sprinkle almonds on before serving.  Enjoy!

Other great additions to this salad can include walnuts & fresh grated parmesan cheese.  Looking for a full meal?  I added some thinly sliced tuna steak to the top – delicious!!

Summertime Green Bean Salad was first posted at http://www.michelejoan.com

This post is linked to Gwens-nest.com and Stacymakescents.com Trim Healthy Tuesdays Link-up.