Tomato Green Bean Salad

Cherry Tomato Green Bean Salad

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: 4


This speedy recipe for a cherry tomato green bean salad is not only healthy and delicious, it’s also full of summer colors!


  • ½ pound green beans, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1 shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Pinch each of salt and pepper
  • ½ pound cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • ½ cup basil leaves


  1. Put the beans into a pot of salted boiling water and cook until just done, about 2-3 minutes. Drain and pop them into an ice bath so they stop cooking, then drain and dry them with a dishtowel.
  2. Now make the dressing: put the shallot, vinegar, mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper into a little jar and shake shake shake.
  3. Put the beans, tomatoes and basil into a bowl. Drizzle on the dressing, tasting as you go until the salad is dressing to your liking.  Ready to serve!