Italian Green Bean and Tomato Salad

Friday, April 22, 2016
If you're looking for the easiest green bean salad side dish this is it!.


With the addition of a homemade Italian dressing and tomatoes, this can be on your tables within 15 minutes after steaming the beans.


We have several easy cooking methods for green beans which makes them just the way you like them, even in the air fryer!


The best part about this easy recipe is the dressing is so versatile and you can change the vegetables to whatever you want to drizzle it on.


We just love to mix and match this recipe with our favorite fresh vegetables, it's a fresh side dish great with any meal you make.


Add a loaf of hot Tuscan Garlic Bread on the side and you just may have the perfect lunch.


If you looking for great side dishes to make try our 30 Appetizers and Side Dishes there's something for everyone there!


Scroll down and check out these easy cooking methods on our printable recipe card at the end.


tomato and green bean salad







How To Cook Green Beans

  1. Rinse them first in cold water
  2. Snip off the ends (leave the curly side for presentation if you like)
  3. Use a cutting board to cut off the grown ends with a sharp knife
  4. Steam, Air Fryer, or Oven Roast the beans in water or chicken broth (see instructions below)


washed fresh green beans in a colander


Tips and Suggestions

  1. do not use lots of dried herbs the dressing will look like green sludge
  2. lemon zest is another nice flavor to add 
  3. add chopped fresh mint, basil, and parsley, a pinch of dried oregano are the best flavors in the dressing
  4.  add cooked prosciutto or bacon crumbled on top
  5.  any vegetables can be added if you're not fond of beans or tomatoes use whatever you like
  6.  sprinkle with pecorino romano cheese on top
  7.  Additions: sliced boiled eggs, chickpeas, sliced olives, feta cheese, mozzarella balls, crumbled bacon, any kind of cold cut meats, cubed provolone, sliced mushrooms, chopped broccoli or cauliflower, grilled eggplant or zucchini, croutons


steamed green beans


Ingredients You Will Need

  • green beans trimmed
  • fresh garlic
  • freshly chopped basil and parsley
  • water to steam the beans
  • plum tomatoes
  • red or white wine vinegar
  • olive oil
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • see the recipe card for exact instructions and measurements


  • homemade salad dressing in a mason jar


    Cooking Methods

    1. Pan sauteed: Add water to the pan cover for 7 minutes.  I test the beans while cooking for the correct softness at 3 minutes Add more water and cover if they are still too hard or start to dry out.
    2. Air fry: single place on the basket, oil spray wire basket, and air fry at 400 for 7 to 8 minutes or until starting to brown
    3. Oven: Roast: Spray the beans with cooking oil spray and place on the cookie sheet  at 400 degrees, test them after 7 minutes for doneness


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    Sauteed green beans can be made in minutes and the dressing can be made a day ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.


    Choose the way you prefer vegetables and cook them anywhere from al dente to soft and mushy make this your own recipe everyone is different and in 7 minutes leaves them a little crunchy.


    If you love making fancy gourmet vegetables you may also like zucchini fries or cauliflower fried florets, or Proscuitto Spiral Asparagus to try making.



    Italian Green Bean and Tomato Salad

    Italian Green Bean and Tomato Salad Recipe

    Yield: 4
    Author: Claudia Lamascolo
    Prep time: 3 MinTotal time: 3 Min
    Fresh steamed green beans with Italian dressing and tomatoes. The dressing is a delicious combination of flavors which makes this salad unique.

    Ingredients

    • I pound of trimmed and steamed green beans
    • 4 plum tomatoes quartered
    • 6 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
    • Pinch of dried oregano
    • Garnish: Pecorino Romano grated cheese

    Instructions

    1. Trim the beans and air fry, roast, or stovetop steam them.
    2. When done drain them and put them in a serving bowl.
    3. Quarter the tomatoes.
    4. Add them to the top of the beans,
    5. Pour the dressing over the beans and tomatoes.
    6. Garnish if desired with a sprinkle of Pecorino Romano cheese and serve.
    7. Dressing Instructions:
    8. Place in a mason jar cover, and shake.
    9. This will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

    Notes:

    Cooking Methods

    • Pan sauteed: Add water to the pan cover for 7 minutes. I test the beans while cooking for the correct softness at 3 minutes Add more water and cover if they are still too hard or start to dry out. 
    •  Air frying: single place on the basket, oil spray wire basket, and air fry at 400 for 7 to 8 minutes or until starting to brown. 
    • Oven: roast the beans by adding cooking oil spray on them placed on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees, test them after 7 minutes for doneness 

    Tips and Suggestions

    1. do not use lots of dried herbs the dressing will look like green sludge
    2. lemon zest is another nice flavor to add 
    3. add chopped fresh mint, basil, and parsley, a pinch of dried oregano are the best flavors in the dressing
    4.  add cooked prosciutto or bacon crumbled on top
    5.  any vegetables can be added if you're not fond of beans or tomatoes use whatever you like
    6.  sprinkle with pecorino romano cheese on top
    7.  Additions: sliced boiled eggs, chickpeas, sliced olives, feta cheese, mozzarella balls, crumbled bacon, any kind of cold cut meats, cubed provolone, sliced mushrooms, chopped broccoli or cauliflower, grilled eggplant or zucchini, croutons


    Nutrition Facts

    Calories

    142.78

    Fat (grams)

    8.14

    Sat. Fat (grams)

    3.11

    Carbs (grams)

    12.91

    Fiber (grams)

    4.62

    Net carbs

    8.28

    Sugar (grams)

    5.98

    Protein (grams)

    6.80

    Sodium (milligrams)

    153.73

    Cholesterol (grams)

    14.36
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    3 comments

    1. Simple and delicious, Claudia. I love this kind of dish.

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    2. Sounds good with the warm green beans and lots of garlic! Yum!

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