Green Bean Tossed Salad with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette

Green Bean Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

Freshen up your tossed salad with fresh green beans and wax beans and garden fresh cherry tomatoes and an easy to prepare vinaigrette dressing.  This is a great way to add a boost of bright ad fresh vegetables to your family’s diet with plenty of nutrition too!

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Green Bean Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette
Hearty and delicious salad with all the freshness of a summer garden.
Green Bean Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette Recipe
Skill Level easy
Keyword healthy recipe
Servings
Ingredients
Green Bean Lettuce Salad
Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette
Skill Level easy
Keyword healthy recipe
Servings
Ingredients
Green Bean Lettuce Salad
Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette
Green Bean Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette Recipe
Instructions
Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette
  1. Whisk together all ingredients for Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette. Refrigerate until ready to use, refrigerate leftovers. Shake before use.
Green Bean Lettuce Salad
  1. Boil green beans with 2 tsp salt in boiling water for 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl of ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Place lettuce in bowl. Top with remaining toppings. Drizzle with dressing.

This is the first time I’ve put garden fresh green beans in a tossed salad. My kids were happy to have a new, flavorful variety. I’m the type of mom that requires a salad with every dinner. It is very rare that we don’t have a tossed salad loaded with veggies.  It is one of the best habits I got my kids use to as young kids.

We’ve never had fresh green beans in a tossed salad before. Truth be told, I’ve never really liked fresh green beans because every recipe I’ve tried have been soggy. The trick is to blanch the green beans! Yay! They still snap when you eat them but are cooked.

These aren’t ordinary green beans, they restaurant-quality green and wax beans from  Farmer Jones Farm at the Chef’s Garden. They are now selling unique and specialty produce to end-users like you and I instead of just to chefs and fancy restaurants!  They ship right to your door – order a seasonal box, themed box, or by the item. I recommend the Best of the Season’s Box because it promises a variety of unique vegetables and herbs. You might be surprised by some of the vegetables – maybe never ever even heard of them before like me – but no worries, each box comes with delicious recipes to try – plus, I’m creating recipes for them that are family-tested and approved!

Adding vegetables from Farmer Jones Farm at the Chef’s Garden has given my family a new excitement about vegetables. Truthfully. If you are like me, you buy the same vegetables and herbs every week at the grocery store unless it is for a special recipe you found on Pinterest. I love that although I know in general what is going to be shipped to me, they are all unique and different than anything you can find at your local grocery store. Plus, by eating new and interesting vegetables and herbs, my family is getting additional vitamins and nutrients into our diet – variety is so important!

Order your first Best of the Season’s Box that is filled with fresh lettuce, mixed greens, spinach, summer squash, asparagus, English peas, wax beans, tomatoes, a mixture of fresh beets, carrots, and/or kohlrabi, and the best microgreens. Then, make this delicious Green Bean Tossed Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette recipe for dinner!

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