A Crisp & Refreshing Salad For Your Midday Meal

There’s nothing more satisfying than indulging in a delicious salad during lunchtime. Salads are the perfect midday meal because they’ll leave you satisfied until dinner time, but you won’t feel overly bloated and full. If you’re looking for a new salad recipe to try out, then this Greek green bean salad one is a great choice. The salad is incredibly crisp and fresh and you’ll feel ready to take on the rest of the day! This easy to make salad only takes a total of 15 minutes to create and then you’ll be in food heaven.

What You’ll Need For The Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley or dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper

Ingredients For The Salad

  • 6 oz green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • fresh parsley chopped, to garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, parsley, oregano, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper and set aside to allow the flavors to meld.
  2. Trim ends off green beans and cut in half, if desired.
  3. Fill a medium pot with water and set to boil on high.
  4. Set aside a medium bowl of ice water.
  5. Once water is at a rolling boil, add green beans and cook for 3-5 minutes or until they reach ideal tenderness.
  6. Drain and immediately submerge beans in ice bath to halt the cooking process.
  7. Combine green beans with red pepper and tomatoes and toss with dressing to coat.
  8. Top with crumbled feta and fresh parsley to garnish.

Recipe courtesy of: walmart.com

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