Sunday Supper Suggestion, Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes, Feta and Toasted Walnuts

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For this week's Sunday Dinner, I would like to suggest the following...

That is a long name for a salad............but this is a salad worthy of a long name, it is that delicious!

Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes Feta and Toasted Walnuts
Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes Feta and Toasted Walnuts

We have green beans coming off the vines daily. I have processed many packages for future meals. There has even been a second planting started. Today instead of preparing this picking for the freezer, I decided to make a refreshing salad.

This is simple, even the blanching step is a snap. Well OK, it is a snap now that we have an ice maker, because to be honest the blanching and chilling step would have been a reason to skip making this salad in previous times. And to think I thought I did not need an ice maker..................

Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes, Feta, and Toasted Walnuts

inspired from: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

1 pound fresh green beans - you could use more there is plenty of dressing, but it was a "picking" that day

1 c halved grape or cherry tomatoes
1 T minced onion

1/4 c oil - I used avocado oil

3 T red wine vinegar
1/8 t garlic salt
1/8 t salt - additional salt for blanching
fresh ground pepper to taste
1/4 t sugar
1/4 t prepared mustard - I used plain old deli-style yellow

1/4 -1/2 c Feta cheese crumbles - we used 1/2 c

1/4 - 1/2 c broken toasted walnut pieces - we used 1/2 c

Blanching process:

Bring a large pan of water to a rolling boil.
Add 1 T salt.
Set timer for 5 minutes.

Add green beans, recover with a lid.
Stand and watch the pot, as soon as a rolling boil is reached, remove the lid.

Let boil, stirring to keep beans moving.
When timer sounds, drain.

Cover beans with ice and cold water to chill quickly.

When chilled, drain well

Assemble the salad:

Combine dressing ingredients in a large bowl, add tomatoes, stir to coat the tomatoes with dressing.

Add green beans, combine well.

Add Feta, stir on more time. Arrange on a serving platter, scatter walnut pieces over the top.

Have a wonderful dinner!

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  1. This looks a fabulous summer salad. I sure wish green beans were at the farmers' market already. I have to wait a few more weeks.

    1. I have also made with with thawed beans from our garden, and while not quite as crispy, it was just as delicious!

  2. This looks like a wonderful summer recipe!

  3. I agree, Sunday supper is so important - no matter how many people are at the table! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely, flavourful salad with us at Hearth and Soul, Melynda.

  4. Hi Melynda,
    This looks delicious, I could make my whole meal with this plate of goodness! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Getting family together for a meal is so important to us too. I love this green bean recipe with all the walnuts.

    1. Thank you! A shared meal is always a worthy investment in the future.

  6. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen


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