This Green Bean Tomato Salad with Maple Basil Dressing makes the most of summer green beans and tomatoes.
Each week, I visit our local farmer’s market and pick up as much fresh produce as I can use for that week. I always buy tomatoes (because I am somewhat obsessed with summer tomatoes) and lately, I’ve been picking up green beans. Although I usually stir-fry green beans, last week I made this Green Bean Tomato Salad with Maple Basil Dressing inspired by a recipe card I found at my favorite spice store, Penzey’s.
The idea of a refreshing green bean tomato salad was especially appealing on a hot summer night.
The dressing is sweet and tangy, and fresh basil adds a nice summery touch.
Green Bean Tomato Salad with Maple Basil Dressing Recipe
- 1 pound green beans trimmed
- 1 tomato chopped
Maple Basil Dressing
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 shallot minced
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 4 fresh basil leaves chopped
- sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Bring large pot of water to boil; add beans and cook until just tender, 3-4 minutes, depending on the thickness of the beans. Drain beans and rinse with cold water; drain again; set aside.
Maple Basil Dressing
In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup and mustard. Add shallot, garlic and basil; season to taste with salt and pepper.
Arrange beans and tomatoes on serving platter; drizzle dressing on top.
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
what a great summer salad!! Love this maple basil dressing!! looks delicious and flavorful! will you be at BlogHer Food this year?
Thanks Alice! I’m hoping to make it to BlogHer Food this year – are you?
rachel@ atheltic avocado says
This sounds so good especially with the maple-basil dressing 🙂
Thanks Rachel 🙂
Angie@Angie's Recipes says
Delightful! I love that maple basil dressing.
Thanks Angie – the fresh basil really adds a nice touch
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
What a great interesting flavor combo!
Amy @ Happy Healthy RD says
Green beans are so good this time of year. Can’t wait to try this recipe!
There have been some wonderful green beans at the farmer’s market so I’ve been picking them up each week.
Cookin Canuck says
Green beans are one of my favorite things to eat at this time of year, and your salad dressing sounds like the perfect way to dress them up! Great combo of flavors, Jeanette.
Thanks Dara – I usually serve green beans hot, but I loved this cool preparation – so refreshing!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
The green beans are so good right now. I love the sound of that dressing on them!
I agree Brenda – green beans are at their peak right now. Hope you like the dressing!
I made this last night and it was just wonderful. I had steamed a big batch of green beans the night before and was looking for a recipe to use up the leftovers. So glad I ran across this recipe. So good, would be good to just snack on! Thanks! Another great recipe from your blog.
Katie -so glad you enjoyed this! I just made this for Easter 🙂