Balsamic Green Beans Salad is an easy summer beans salad, topped with Feta Cheese and a delicious balsamic dressing.
Any clumsy people out there besides me? You know how you’re making the perfect roast and it’s almost done, and you take it out, to give the potatoes a turn and then, bam! You go ahead and press your naked finger to the baking tray and suddenly you have a large blister rapidly forming on your finger, you’re sticking the finger under running cold water and crying for your SO to help you and get the ice out of the freezer? Well, that just happened on Saturday.
I couldn’t do anything for 3 hours straight besides keeping my index finger of my right hand stuck in a glass with cold water because as soon as I got it out, it hurt like crazy. Like I’m-about-to-cry crazy. Then, I was slowly able to change my “medication” from ice-cold water to aloe and today there is almost no trace of the ugly blister on my finger anymore. Can’t believe it, but aloe really does work wonders, even with severe burns. Ever burnt yourself while cooking? 😀
Anyway, I am back on track today and am happy & grateful I am also able to type, though hot water on the finger still bothers me. But we’ll get there.
So while hot things are a bit off-limits, and it’s still Summer, here is a simple, but great recipe for a delicious Balsamic Green Beans Salad with Feta Cheese.
This Balsamic Green Beans Salad is really easy to make and Mitja loves it. I don’t because I hate don’t like beans (kidding, I hate them), but if you do, go ahead and give it a try 🙂 These green beans came from our own tiny garden and were cooked just about 15 minutes, until soft but still crisp. Then you drain the beans and cool them off, dress in a balsamic dressing and top with some crumbled feta cheese (or even tofu for our vegan friends) and some halved cherry tomatoes. And that’s about it! A healthy and delicious dinner or side ready in just about 15 minutes.
- 100 grams green beans
- 3 tbs olive oil or pumpkin seed oil
- 1,5 tbs balsamic vinegar
- salt, pepper to taste
- 1 clove garlic, grated or sliced
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
- Wash and dry green beans, then cut off the tops on both sides of each bean, removing any tough strings.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil, season with salt and add green beans. Cook beans about 15 minutes or until tender enough, that you can easily stick a fork into the beans. Drain and cool.
- Assemble your balsamic dressing. Combine garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar and mix well. Pour dressing over cooled beans and mix. Top salad with crumbled feta cheese and a couple of cherry tomatoes and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320.81 Total Fat: 29.18g Saturated Fat: 7.19g Sodium: 385.45mg Carbohydrates: 9.26g Fiber: 1.91g Sugar: 6.12g Protein: 6.78g
Try also this simple and delicious Tomato Salad!
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