Italian Green Bean Salad

Italian Green Bean Salad

Italian Green Bean Salad is a great way to enjoy fresh green beans from your garden or serve as a healthy side dish at any cookout or BBQ!

Just by adding a few simple fresh ingredients brings the ordinary green bean to a new yummy level! Cucumbers. tomatoes, fresh herbs, a little cheese and a perfect Italian dressing makes this a recipe everyone will enjoy!

You could of course eliminate the cheese, but the nice chunks of cheese here give the salad a good bite and texture without adding any meat making  this a hearty salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans (I used Italian from my garden)
  • 2 cups English cucumber with skin, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh curly or flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 ounces Pecorino Romano cheese, chunks
  • Italian Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Read the whole recipe on Sugar-Free Mom