Green Bean Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil

January 17, 2013 3 Comments

Green Bean Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil

Today I made you a simple yet very tasty salad. The ingredients are pretty basic but together they burst with flavors. If you think a green bean salad is bland, then you need to think again!

It’s 115F in Sydney, hot crazy weather again, and the only thing I wanna do is lie in bed, take a cold shower and repeat the process until tonight, when hopefully it is cooler. I had in mind a delicious dessert for you guys, but I’m afraid you’ll have to wait. There’s no way I can turn the oven on. Did I mention there’s no AC in our unit? Well, there’s no AC in our unit. So I give you a fresh and healthy salad, so I can stay alive and you can stay fit. Good deal, right?

Green Bean Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil2

Green Bean Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

Serving Size: 1 large plate

Cal: 243 - Protein: 6.65g - Fat: 14.92g - Carbs: 27.14g - Sugars: 13.86g - Fiber: 10.43g - WW Old Points: 5 pts - Points+: 7 pts


  • 8 oz fresh green beans
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp shallots,chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • For the balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  1. Steam your green beans (check this link for different cooking methods) and let them cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare vinaigrette. In a small bowl, mix together mustard, vinegar and oil.
  3. In a plate or small salad bowl, combine green beans, sun dried tomatoes, shallots, basil.
  4. Drizzle with vinaigrette, season with salt and pepper and serve.


I eat this salad for lunch or dinner as a main, but you could also serve it as a side. In that case, the serving size would be smaller.

Green Bean Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil

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