Greek Three Bean Salad {Recipe Video}

Greek Three Bean Salad is classic three bean salad with a Greek twist!  It’s packed with protein and veggies and is the perfect side dish or lunch! {GF, Vegetarian}

Greek Three Bean Salad is classic three bean salad with a Greek twist! It's packed with protein and veggies and is the perfect side dish or lunch! @FlavortheMoment

I’m soaking up summer already.  My boys have been out of school for a week already and it’s been really nice having them home.  They’re older now so I don’t have to worry about finding activities for them to do like I did when they were younger.

We used to spend so much money on camps to keep them active and always I worked hard to coordinate time for them to spend time with friends and go places so that we didn’t all get stir crazy.

Now that they’re in high school, they have the high school sports camps/practices to keep them busy, and they certainly don’t need me coordinating time to hang out with their friends anymore.

I’m thankful that I have a job that allows me to work from home so I can be here with them during the summer.  And I have some taste testers during the day which is really useful, too. 🙂

I’m soaking up summer food like this Greek Three Bean Salad too!

Greek Three Bean Salad is classic three bean salad with a Greek twist! It's packed with protein and veggies and is the perfect side dish or lunch! @FlavortheMoment

A few years ago I posted this Fresh and Easy Three Bean Salad and it’s been pretty popular around here.   I love that salad and it was hard to imagine making it better.  Those fresh green beans and that maple vinaigrette….so good.

As much as I love that version, this Greek Three Bean Salad is better.  It’s three-bean-salad-transported-to-the-Mediterranean better.

When I went to Greece years ago, my favorite salad was the farmer’s Greek salad.  There was no lettuce anywhere in sight — just the freshest tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onion tossed with creamy feta, kalamata olives, red wine vinegar and olive oil.

Greek Three Bean Salad is classic three bean salad with a Greek twist! It's packed with protein and veggies and is the perfect side dish or lunch! @FlavortheMoment

This salad is a combination of that farmer’s Greek salad with my three bean salad, only I swapped out the maple vinaigrette for a Greek vinaigrette with red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and fresh oregano from my garden.

Can you see why I’m head over heels?

I haven’t even mentioned how ridiculously easy this Greek Three Bean Salad is to make.  The green beans are blanched for 3 minutes until crisp tender.  They’re tossed in a large bowl with all the other ingredients and that lip smacking vinaigrette.

This Greek Three Bean Salad is perfect to enjoy as a side dish for BBQs, picnics, and makes the perfect light, healthy lunch.  Eating healthy has never, ever tasted so good. 🙂

Greek Three Bean Salad is classic three bean salad with a Greek twist! It's packed with protein and veggies and is the perfect side dish or lunch! @FlavortheMoment

Recipe tips:

  • Be sure to not to cook the green beans too long so that they retain their bright green color.
  • The dressing and veggies may be prepped in advance, and you can also assemble it a few hours ahead of time.
  • The salad keeps well in the fridge and is a great meal prep lunch or dinner.

And now it’s Eat Seasonal time, where a group of bloggers join up to share recipes featuring seasonal produce!  This month I used cucumbers and green beans from the list we were given.  Thank you to our wonderful host Becky from The Vintage Mixer, and be sure to visit her June Seasonal Produce Guide for even more recipe inspiration this month!

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You can get in on the fun too, using the hashtag #eatseasonal to share your seasonal recipes as well.  Be sure to visit the links below for the other Eat Seasonal blogger’s recipes!

Rhubarb & Orange Frangipane Galette by Simple Bites

Roasted Strawberry Yogurt Pops by Completely Delicious

Chunky Citrus Guacamole by Foodie Crush

Cherry-Rhubarb Pie Bars by Floating Kitchen

Strawberry Lime Chopped Salad by Vintage Mixer

Minty Sweet Pea Hummus by She Likes Food

Simply Strawberry Pie by Joy Food Sunshine

French Green Lentil and Quinoa Salad by Letty’s Kitchen

Pimento Cheese Spread with Pickled Green Garlic, Radishes, and Rhubarb by Food for My Family

Cherry Rolls by Kitchen Confidante

Greek Three Bean Salad is classic three bean salad with a Greek twist! It's packed with protein and veggies and is the perfect side dish or lunch! @FlavortheMoment

Greek Three Bean Salad

Greek Three Bean Salad is classic three bean salad with a Greek twist!  It’s packed with protein and veggies and makes the perfect side dish or lunch!

Ingredients:

For the salad:

  • 8 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-2″ pieces
  • (1) 15 ounce can chick peas, rinsed and drained
  • (1) 15 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 16 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 english cucumber, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 bell pepper, cored and chopped (I used half red and half yellow)
  • 1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1/2 a large lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano (1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

Prepare the salad:

  1. Fill a medium sauce pan with water and bring to a boil over high heat.  Add the green beans and cook for 3 minutes or until cooked to the desired level of doneness.  Drain well.
  2. Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.

Prepare the dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, dijon, salt, and pepper until combined.  Whisking constantly, add the olive oil in a slow stream.  Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  2. Add the desired amount of dressing and toss to combine.  Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

The dressing may be made in advance and stored in an air tight container in the fridge.

The salad may be assembled a few hours before serving.

 

Recipe source Flavor the Moments

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 8-10 servings, Serving Size: About 1 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 256
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Sodium: 501mg
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 10g

Greek Three Bean Salad is classic three bean salad with a Greek twist! It's packed with protein and veggies and is the perfect side dish or lunch! @FlavortheMoment