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cold green bean salad with tomatoes and feta cheese on a white plate

Easy, Cold and Fresh Balsamic Green Bean Salad

Easy, Cold and Fresh Balsamic Green Bean Salad is the best, healthy quick summer salad recipe with fresh string beans, tomato, feta cheese, and homemade Italian dressing. This vegan recipe is raw and marinated to perfection. Feel free to top with bacon and almonds if you want a little crunch! This low-carb dish is also perfect for the keto diet.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic green bean salad, cold green bean salad, healthy summer salads
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
chill 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 86kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried basil I used dried
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 cup red cherry tomatoes sliced in half


  • Add about 6 cups of water to a large pot on the stove. Boil the water.
  • When the water has boiled, add the green beans. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the green beans turn very bright green and are crisp.
  • Remove the green beans from the pot and rinse with cold water. Dry the green beans.
  • Add the green beans to a large bowl with the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, feta, tomatoes, basil, sliced onions, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir to combine all of the ingredients.
  • Chill in the fridge for 45 minutes.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g