Summer Green Bean Salad Recipe

Summer Green Bean Salad

We are counting down the last few days of school until we are in full summer swing! And summer means lazy days by the pool and little effort in the kitchen. This Summer Green Bean Salad Recipe is the perfect dish for those hot days, when you want a simple dish that’s light and healthy. I like the green beans to be a little crisp, so I just blanch them in the boiling water for just a few minutes, and then immediately transfer them to an ice bath. You could steam them too, if you prefer. The tangy lemon garlic dressing is the perfect complement to the salad, and ties all the components together. And if you are lucky enough to have any leftover, they are just as delicious the next day! Usually salads get gross in the fridge over night, but thanks to this dish being comprised of fresh, crisp veggies, it can be enjoyed again the next day. Yay! Perfect for poolside parties, summer BBQs, and 4th of July picnics, this 1 Point salad is a must try.

Summer Green Bean Salad
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An easy and delicious low carb salad that’s perfect for your summer get togethers! Fresh, cool, and crisp it’s everything you want to eat on a hot summer day.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Summer Green Bean Salad
Print Recipe
An easy and delicious low carb salad that’s perfect for your summer get togethers! Fresh, cool, and crisp it’s everything you want to eat on a hot summer day.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 lb fresh green beans washed and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 a red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Blanch green beans in water for about 3 minutes. Drain and transfer to an ice bath for another 2-3 minutes. Drain and place green beans in a large bowl.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients, and toss well.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup
Each serving = 1 Smart Point

PER SERVING: 30 calories; 3.5g fat; 0.5g saturated fat; 0g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 0g sugar; 0g protein

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Comments

  1. Made this with fresh asparagus, as that was all I had and it was excellent. Thank you for a great recipe.

  2. Eileen Beverly says:

    I like your recipes but I don’t like your ‘print friendly’ option. It only shows the first page of a recipe, usually a picture and the description… this occurs each time I’ve tried to use that option. I have to copy/paste the recipe into a document. Please address this. Thank you.

  3. Cheryl Calkins says:

    How disappointing that you only get the picture and dialog, but not the recipe when you select “printer friendly”!!

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