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Green Bean and Tomato Salad

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

"Crisp-tender green beans are paired with cherry tomatoes and seasoned with onion, celery and lemon in this refreshing side dish. 'There's nothing quite like a colorful salad to perk up a gray winter day,' says Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida."
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. Place in a large bowl; add onion. Place tomatoes in another bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, oil, water, salt and pepper. Pour over the vegetables in each bowl; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Stir celery into bean mixture; transfer to a serving platter. Surround with tomatoes.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 48 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 239 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


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Very good! My family loved it. I added a little feta cheese to the recipe and served it with grilled chicken breasts. I will make this one again.

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I made it exactly how the recipe calls and I thought it was good but it needs something more in the flavoring. I read that someone added sugar, maybe that could help or just more lemon. I woul...

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Very good! My family loved it. I added a little feta cheese to the recipe and served it with grilled chicken breasts. I will make this one again.

Amazing cold side for summer time with great color! I used green beans and asparagus, but be careful the green beans take longer to cook. I also added a little white vinegar and a pinch of sugar...

I served this at a bridge luncheon. Made it the day before, so no stress in making it. Eight women (experienced cooks and eaters) rated it 5 stars for taste and appearance and my husband enjoy...

Loved recipe - will definitely add to my favourites.

I have to double this recipe because we love it so much! I use all fresh, homegrown veggies!

Loved this recipe. I'm not a big celery fan, but the crunch it added to this was unexpectedly delicious. I just threw all of the veggies in one bowl, mixed the dressing ingredients in another,...

Fabulous. The french green beans from Costco are the best. I've made a couple of variations adding Kalamata olives and little cubes of asiago cheese.

easy and yummy!

This was good. I mixed it all up to serve it though.