When it comes to refreshing and nutritious summer salads, few dishes can rival the vibrant flavors and crisp textures of a Green Bean Salad.
Bursting with the goodness of tender green beans, this salad offers a delightful combination of freshness and crunch that is sure to please your taste buds.
In this article, we will explore the art of crafting the perfect Green Bean Salad, from selecting the freshest ingredients to mastering the art of balancing flavors and textures.
– 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed – 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved – 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced – 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
– 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped – 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil – 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar – 1 clove garlic, minced – Salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes.
Drain the beans and transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Once cooled, drain and pat dry.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, red onion, parsley, and basil.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
Add the cooked green beans to the mixing bowl with the tomato mixture. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss to coat the ingredients evenly.
Allow the salad to marinate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
Before serving, adjust the seasoning if needed and garnish with additional chopped herbs if desired.