5 from 2 votes
Close overhead shot of green bean salad with tomatoes in a white bowl
Green Bean Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

Enjoy all of summer's best produce with this easy Green Bean Salad! It's a simple and healthy side dish that can be prepared in advance!

Course: Salad, Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green bean salad, italian green bean salad, marinated green bean salad
Servings: 10 (1/2-cup servings)
Calories: 72 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 lb. green beans, washed, ends trimmed, and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 10.5 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil (or 1 teaspoon dried basil)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried parsley)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped oregano (or ½ teaspoon dried oregano)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Cook beans in boiling water until crisp-tender (about 2-3 minutes).

  2. Drain beans, rinse with cold water, and transfer to a bowl full of ice water. Once cool, drain the beans again and set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl (or in a jar with a lid) whisk or shake together garlic, herbs, olive oil, and vinegar until completely combined. Season with salt, to taste.

  4. Once beans are cool, add them to the bowl along with the onion and tomatoes. Toss everything together until coated in dressing. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Green Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.7g9%
Saturated Fat 0.8g5%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 5.3g2%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 1.7g2%
Protein 1.2g2%
Vitamin A 12IU0%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.