Posted in - Meatless, Holiday Good Eats, Side Dish



This salad is wonderful for a picnic since it can be served at room temperature.


1 lb. fresh green beans
2 tbs flat leaf parsley, chopped
8-10 basil leaves, chopped
1 tbs fresh oregano OR equivalent amount of mixed dry Italian seasoning
5 tbs red wine vinegar
2 tbs onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Kalamata olives (optional)
Goat cheese (optional)

Prep Day: Put herbs, onion and garlic into a large bowl. Rinse the green beans and snap off ends. Drop them into boiling water just until they begin to get tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and add them to the bowl while still hot. Mix all ingredients together. Let cool. When room temperature, refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 4 or 5 days.

Serve Day: Add the olive oil, salt and pepper just before serving, tossing well to combine. Salad can be served cold or at room temperature. If desired, you can also toss in some crumbled goat cheese and Kalamata olives.



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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