Cold Green Bean and Artichoke Salad


A hearty and delicious salad for potlucks, barbecues, and family get-togethers.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds green beans, trimmed

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 (14 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

  • ½ medium red onion, sliced

  • ¼ cup black olives, pitted

  • 1 (14 ounce) jar cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

  • ¼ cup freshly chopped parsley

  • 1 tablespoon shaved Parmesan cheese, or to taste


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, or more to taste

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • sprig of parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil and add green beans. Cook until tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and transfer to an ice bath to stop the cooking process, about 5 minutes. When cooled, drain well and pat dry. Set aside.

  2. Combine blanched green beans, tomatoes, artichokes, red onion, black olives, beans, and parsley in a large bowl.

  3. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper in a cup. Add olive oil in a steady stream while whisking until dressing has emulsified.

  4. Pour dressing over salad and finish with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese. Garnish with a sprig of parsley, if desired.

Cook's Note:

You can also use navy beans or other white beans instead of cannellini. Grape tomatoes work as well instead of cherry tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
28g Fat
26g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 576mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 34mg 168%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 179mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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