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Green Bean, Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad

Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to eat what the rest of my family is eating. Turkey burgers were on the dinner menu the other night, but I was craving something different…I was craving veggies and a goat cheese salad.

My veggie drawer has been busting at the seams lately. Our pick ups from our CSA have been full of zucchinis, kholrabi, cauliflower as well as these pretty green and yellow beans.

While everyone’s burgers were on the grill, I quickly steamed up the beans and immediately threw them in an ice bath to keep them crisp. I quartered a few cherry tomatoes and added them along with some sliced almonds to the bowl of beans. Top with some crumbled goat cheese and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil and you’ve got yourself a nice light spring dinner for one.

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Green Bean, Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad


  • bunch of green beans and/or yellow wax beans, lightly steamed
  • 3-4 cherry or campari tomatoes, quartered
  • 1-2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • good pinch of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper


  1. Combine cooled and dried steamed green and yellow beans along with tomatoes and almonds in a salad bowl. Top with goat cheese. Drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil over your salad and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Note: this could easily turned into a larger salad to serve at a picnic or barbecue by increasing the ingredients – perfect for spring and summer!

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More ways to serve up fresh green beans:

Three-Bean and Vidalia Onion Salad

Zesty Pesto Green Beans from Reluctant Entertainer

Pickled Vegetable Salad from The Meltaways

Green Beans, Lemon and Feta Cheese from Two Peas and Their Pod

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18 comments on “Green Bean, Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad”

  1. So fresh! I could eat this salad every day!

  2. I hear you! I always seem to prefer this alternative. Lately, ive been pushinggg the protein though

    • I have such a hard time getting protein in lately. Just not craving it. Eating a lot of eggs, and fish…but nothing else has been appealing. Then I find myself hungry later in the day….need to change that.

  3. Sounds wonderful! Goat cheese is my secret weapon to taking things from tasty to WOW YUM! 🙂

  4. Now that looks amazing and something I would totally dig into! Thanks for the link to my salad, too! : D

  5. those beans are SO gorgeous! i’ve been the same way, craving veggies lately (as long as there’s a side of cheese!)

  6. I am such a fan of goat cheese. This is quite, the combination, Aggie!

  7. This is a great dinner! I tend to eat more veggies than the rest of the family too.

    • I have to start keeping track of who likes what veggie in my fam, everyone has their own list it seems! 🙂 I could fill up on them every night.

  8. I love bean salads! Especially in the summer!

  9. This salad looks wonderful. I often make more than one meal at dinner, just because of the little picky eaters in my house. I usually have the plate with salads that look like yours here. They are my favourite.

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