A lovely fresh salad to accompany hot lamb dishes or simply to serve as salad with a BBQ.

Recipe Summary

prep:
17 mins
cook:
2 hrs 3 mins
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).

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  • Slice the cherry tomatoes in half, and arrange them, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Sprinkle them with salt, pepper, and the bay leaf; drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil.

  • Bake the tomatoes until they are shriveled and dry on the outside, but a little moist inside, about 2 hours.

  • Toast the pine nuts in a small pan over medium-low heat, gently shaking the pan as they toast, until beginning brown and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes; set aside.

  • Bring a saucepan of water to a boil; cook the green beans in the boiling water until bright green but still crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse immediately with cold water.

  • Combine the roasted tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, green beans, arugula, and basil in a salad bowl. Whisk together the red wine vinegar, mustard, garlic, honey, and 1/4 cup olive oil in a bowl, and pour the dressing over the salad. Stir in the crumbled feta cheese just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

448 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 11.9g; fat 40.9g; cholesterol 37.8mg; sodium 823.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
I really enjoyed this. I've never loved arugula but bought it on a whim at the farmer's market. I really liked it in this salad. I didn't have french green beans so used regular. I tried to follow the recipe as close as possible though since no one else had reviewed it. I'd never roasted tomatoes - yum! This recipe was outside of the box for me and I loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2010
Not a big fan of this one - the only way i can describe the flavor is odd. Too much feta the garlic is too strong. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
I really enjoyed this. I've never loved arugula but bought it on a whim at the farmer's market. I really liked it in this salad. I didn't have french green beans so used regular. I tried to follow the recipe as close as possible though since no one else had reviewed it. I'd never roasted tomatoes - yum! This recipe was outside of the box for me and I loved it! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
This salad is fantastic. I made it for our supper club last night and apparently I should have made more because there wasn't an ounce left over! I had to put roasted sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts because I couldn't find them anywhere. The dressing is delicious and all the flavors together are divine! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2010
I took a twist on this one by grilling my green beans and tomatoes slow and low. It turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2010
this was DELICIOUS! i ended up not using all 6 ounces of feta cheese that may have been too much. Also next time i would use a lot more cherry tomatoes 12 was simply not enough! I cut up a leftover grilled chicken breast and mixed it into the salad tasted GREAT with the "honey mustard" type dressing.. This salad fed 3 as a meal so could feed 6 as a side dish easily. Seriously all the flavors in this were AWESOME. you have GOT to make this!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2011
What a random collection of ingredients! They come together so well and the salad is just delightful. I found the dressing a bit thick so I added a T of water to it and cut the garlic to one clove. I added some chicken tenders seasoned with Italian seasoning and it made for a filling main dish. I took the advice of others and did a full pint of cherry tomatoes but the cook time was closer to 3 hrs. I am not sure the pine nuts were necessary as they got lost in the other ingredients. If you are looking for some crunch you might need to choose a larger nut. I'll be making this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
Okay I didn't have green beans didn't have feta. Made this with roasted asparagus and brie.....this was to die for! I can't imagine it could be more delicious with the green beans and feta....we were fighting over the left overs (teenage boys if that tells you how good this was). I grilled chicken marinated in this dressing and the whole thing was served warm. Will be making this again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
This is a really great recipe. Prep time is so easy. Everyone I have made this for loves it! You can't go wrong. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2011
This was excellent! I loved the sweetness of the tomatoes. I used asparagus instead of green beans and they worked well. The only change I'd make next time is to use more tomatoes and less feta (the feta was good but overall it added a bit too much tang to the salad for my taste). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2011
I was getting a little burnt out on salad until this came along!!! Great flavor combo and the dressing was wonderful. I cut back on the feta after reading the reviews and added maybe 3oz which I think was a good call. Other then that followed recipe as stated and loved it. Thank you Andypoc!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2010
Not a big fan of this one - the only way i can describe the flavor is odd. Too much feta the garlic is too strong. Read More
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