Real Recipe: Green Bean Salad

Hello all! Sorry it’s been sooooo long since I’ve posted. Spring is a busy time for me, as spring/summer soccer starts back up. And I’m teaching more yoga. And I’ve been out of town. And I’m trying to build a community vegetable garden and run a blood drive at school! Yep, b-u-s-y.

The last couple weeks I’ve started a handful of posts but never finished (one on Earth Day, one on the 1-year anniversary of my blog). Yep, just one year ago last week I set out to start Eat Clean with Kate. Once upon a time I wanted to be a writer, and as early as 5 years old I was writing (and illustrating!) my own “children’s” books. I’ve always loved writing, and the opportunity to share my passion for eating (and living!) clean with you is a dream come true. This blogging adventure has been oh-so-fun, and I’m glad you’ve all joined in on the ride!

As for today, I’ve got a recipe for a green bean salad I made last night. I was never super crazy about green beans growing up, however, this recipe changed my entire outlook on the things! I ate it cold, and my-oh-my was it delicious! Not to mention it is soooo easy. Just be careful not to overcook the green beans, you want them to have a nice lil crunch! You can also substitute basil (or perhaps another favorite herb!) for cilantro.

Here’s the recipe for my Gorgeous Green Bean Salad:

Ingredients:

12 oz. green beans, steamed, blanched, or boiled until just tender

1/2 cup red onion, very thinly sliced

2 medium-sized tomatoes, diced

1/4 cup cilantro

1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

1 TBSP red wine vinegar

2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp dried oregano

pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Steam, blanch, or boil green beans until just tender. Careful not to overcook the beans! You want them to still have a little crunch. Drain and place in large bowl.

2. Add in tomato, onion, cilantro, oregano, and feta.

3. Whisk oil and vinegar together. Pour over salad. Toss to combine.

4. Top with your favorite homemade croutons (see my recipe here!).

5. Pepper to taste, and enjoy!

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Real Recipe: Gorgeous Green Bean Salad
 
A delicious green bean salad that's easy to make and sure to please!
Ingredients
  • 12 oz. green beans, steamed, blanched, or boiled until just tender
  • ½ cup red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • 2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Steam, blanch, or boil green beans until just tender. Careful not to overcook the beans! You want them to still have a little crunch. Drain and place in large bowl.
  2. Add tomato, onion, cilantro, oregano, and feta to bowl.
  3. Whisk oil and vinegar together. Pour over salad. Toss to combine.
  4. Top with your favorite homemade croutons
  5. Pepper to taste, and enjoy!

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