If you’re searching for a quick, simple summer salad recipe, this green bean and tomato salad,  is ideal. Needs about ten minutes to complete.


I recently received a big bunch of fresh green beans from my friend!  Since there is nothing better than freshly harvested beans, So, I decided to incorporate them with tomato and make a salad that I am serving today.

Green bean and tomato salad are my favorite way to use green beans. While I don’t mind warm salads served as a side dish with meals, when the weather is hot outside, cold salads are preferable. Since it’s summertime, I made this easy green bean and tomato salad with red onion, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Overall, I think that this salad is excellent for summer and definitely everyone will love it!

Summer is all about easy, fresh vegetable side dishes, but I especially appreciate that I can prepare this salad ahead of time. It keeps nicely in the refrigerator, making it the ideal dish to prepare ahead of time for gatherings and a fantastic addition to potlucks.


These green bean recipes are very tasty, Vegan Southern Green Beans and Potatoes, and Roasted Green Beans.

Green bean tomato salad

Why You Should Make This Delicious Salad

  • It’s difficult to beat this delicious summer salad! It’s an easy recipe that’s excellent for using up summer tomatoes and green beans.
  • It is affordable.
  • Best for vegan and vegetarian people.
  • Easy and quick to prepare. It will take you around 10 minutes to prepare a fantastic side dish.
  • It is quite adaptable.
  • You can experiment with different spices to create the flavors you want.
  • It is a flexible side dish that pairs well with various main courses.
  • This salad is delicious and simple to cook, and it’s also highly nutritious.
  • The majority of the ingredients for this recipe are likely already present in your kitchen, making it budget-friendly.

Health Benefits Of Green Bean And Tomato

Green Bean

Because they are low in calories and fat, green beans can be a healthy part of almost any eating plan. Additionally, they are nutrient-dense due to the fact that they contain nutrients that are good for you, like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Green beans provide a number of advantages for health, such as:

  • Green beans are rich in antioxidants such as quercetin, kaempferol, flavonols, and vitamin C that can repair cell damage. The body uses these antioxidants to combat free radicals, lessen cell deterioration, and support healthy cell structure, development, and function.
  • High concentrations of flavonoids may reduce the risk of heart diseases and enhance heart health by decreasing concentrations of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (bad cholesterol). Consuming green beans regularly may help prevent blood clots in the arteries and veins and other thrombotic diseases of the heart.
  • Green beans include a lot of fiber, which helps keep your digestive system running smoothly. In addition, green beans contain little to no fermentable oligo-, di-, and polyols and monosaccharides (FODMAP), a group of carbohydrates linked to gastrointestinal illnesses like irritable bowel syndrome. Digestive problems’ symptoms and indicators might be lessened with the use of green beans.
  • According to studies, beans can help those who have type 2 diabetes. This is partly because of their high fiber and low GI content. Green Bean Nutrition Facts.


Fresh tomatoes have few carbohydrates. Most of the carbohydrates come from simple sugars and dietary fiber. The majority of these fruits are made up of water. They are high in vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and folate, among other vitamins and minerals.

Tomatoes are packed with antioxidants that help fight free radicals that cause cell damage in the body. Free radicals are produced when our bodies burn food for energy and can accelerate aging as well as cause cancer.

Tomatoes also contain lycopene which may lower blood pressure levels by relaxing blood vessels and decreasing the risk of heart disease.

They also contain vitamin C which is good for healthy skin and improves iron absorption from plant-based foods like spinach.

Tomatoes contain vitamin A which helps to improve eyesight; they also promote healthy skin, hair, and nails as well as maintain good vision.

They also contain vitamin B6 which provides dual benefits of supporting immune system health while also aiding cell growth.

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  • Green beans, fresh or canned: You should choose fresh green beans instead of frozen for this dish since we want them to be crunchy and crispy.
  • Tomatoes: Tomatoes are an essential ingredient in this recipe and give color to the dish.
  • Red onion: It’s made with red onions. If you don’t have red onions on hand, white onions, yellow onions, sweet onions, or shallots can be substituted.
  • Garlic: Finely chopped for maximum flavor.
  • Olive oil: I used olive oil. Why? It is healthy. However, you can use your favorite or available one.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt will help to balance the flavors.

How To Make Green Bean And Tomato Salad?

  1. If using fresh green beans, trim and rinse green beans. Chop green beans into 2-inch pieces.
  2. Place in a saucepan over medium heat add water to cover and bring to a boil for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain green beans and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Pat with a towel to dry.
  4. Transfer green beans to a bowl, and add tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Toss to combine.

Storing Leftovers

The leftovers can be stored in an airtight container. The assembled salad can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Before serving, you can let the salad sit out on the counter at room temperature for up to two hours. However, the salad should not be kept out for longer than four hours.

Recipe Notes

  • To achieve the finest results, use fresh green beans.
  • French green beans are a good option. These are the long, slim beans that you see at the market, which are packed in a plastic bag.
  • You can use regular green beans to make this salad, but wax beans, which are yellow, or romano beans, which are flat and wider green beans, also work well.
  • Remember to blanch them. This method will keep your green beans crisp. Blanching also preserves the vivid green color and nutritious content of your vegetables.
  • Fresh herbs can be added to the salad before serving. You can use different herbs. Cilantro, basil, mint, tarragon, and dill are all good options.
  • You can try several flavors, such as garlicky, sweet, spicy, and cheesy. Choose from a variety of options!
  • Set aside for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld. Serve cold or at room temperature.


Want to intensify the flavor or add additional color? Consider one of these choices.

Cheese: To add richness to the salad, top it with some vegan crumbled feta, vegan goat cheese, vegan parmesan, or vegan cheese.

Nuts: Toast some pine nuts or pepitas and sprinkle them over the salad.

Green: Add several handfuls of arugula to a salad to make it more substantial.

Color: Use a number of different colorful tomatoes (green tomatoes, orange tomatoes, and yellow tomatoes) to provide vibrant hues.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Green Bean And Tomato Salad Served Cold?

This salad can be served cold or at room temperature. I recommend storing the green bean and tomato salad in the refrigerator if you aren’t going to serve it right away.

What Should I Use Tomatoes?

The salad was delicious with the medium tomatoes I used. If your fresh tomatoes are larger, simply chop them into pieces. If the tomatoes are very juicy, I might use a colander to drain them. Cherry tomatoes can also be used.

Can You Freeze Green Bean Salad?

Not at all. Unfortunately, as it starts to thaw, the salad will dissolve too much. However, you can prepare the dish anytime you want because it’s so simple.

Can I Prepare This Salad In Advance?

Sure! The salad can be made up to a day ahead of time and stored in the fridge in an airtight container. Then, 30 minutes prior to serving, remove it from the refrigerator.


This salad of green beans and tomatoes is very fantastic. If you want to serve something a little unique at your next gathering or weeknight supper, give it a try.


Take some time to sit, dine, and enjoy life with one another. And, make this Green Bean and Tomato salad. I hope you like it. Also, don’t forget to share your feedback in the comment section below!  Have fun cooking!

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(Per serving)
  • Energy: 229 kcal / 957 kJ
  • Fat: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 15.8 g
  • Carbs: 26 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 5 min
  • Ready in: 15 min
  • For: 4 Servings



  1. If using fresh green beans, trim and rinse green beans. Chop green beans into 2-inch pieces.
  2. Place in a saucepan over medium heat add water to cover and bring to a boil for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain green beans and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. Pat with a towel to dry.
  4. Transfer green beans to a bowl, and add tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Toss to combine.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.