Some good green bean salad recipes include Ellie Krieger?s Green Bean Salad and Taste of Home?s Balsamic Green Bean Salad. For Ellie Krieger?s recipe, steam 1/2 pound trimmed green beans in a steamer basket in a large pot of boiling water for about 4 minutes. Transfer to serving bowl.
Combine 2 tablespoons toasted chopped walnuts with 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley and 2 tablespoons chopped red onion. In separate bowl, whisk together 2 teaspoons walnut or olive oil, 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard. Toss dressing with green beans, and top with walnut mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
For Taste of Home?s recipe, trim 2 pounds fresh green beans, and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Place green beans in 6-quart stockpot, and add enough water to cover. Bring to boil and cook, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and promptly place in ice water; drain, and pat dry.
Whisk together 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, ? teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Drizzle mixture over green beans. Add 1 chopped large red onion, and toss to coat. Cover salad, and refrigerate for at least one hour. Stir in 4 cups halved cherry tomatoes and 1 cup crumbled feta cheese right before serving.