Green Bean Summer Salad

Charred Green Beans, red onion and tomatoes come together with a zippy cilantro vinaigrette.
This charred Green Bean salad gives a unique look at this humble bean. It’s the perfect refreshing Summer Salad or side.

So, due to a co-op SNAFU, I ended up with far too much cilantro. Like WAAAAAAAAY too much.

In my quest to dress ‘all of the things’ with cilantro, I came across the very last of my green beans.

Green Beans…AND….Cilantro?

Is it possible?– surely…

Has anyone tried it?– Likely…Right?

Well, I got a little more than I bargained for when I came across an amazing little website called A Beautiful Plate! Not only did Chef Laura combine Green Beans and Cilantro….she charred them, too!!

That’s right- Charred green beans!!!

I had a few tomatoes, onions and feta on hand so I created a small Texas twist on an already PERFECT dish.

This could be eaten as a main, served as a side and….added to a salmon rice bowl….That’s right. It makes salmon sing!!


Charred Green Beans, red onion and tomatoes come together with a zippy cilantro vinaigrette.

Charred Green Bean Summer Salad


  • 1 Pound Green Beans Fresh, cut & Trimmed
  • 1 TBSP Avocado Oil
  • 1 Cup Tomatoes Diced
  • 1/2 Purple Onion Diced
  • 1 Lime Freshly Juiced
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 TBSP Mustard
  • 1/8 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro Freshly Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Feta
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste


  • Place beans in a bowl (or bag) and Salt & Pepper and a drizzle of oil to help seasoning stick.
  • Turn on vent hood/ exhaust fan.
    Coat heavy duty skillet with 1 TBSP Avocado Oil and allow to heat on high for 3 minutes. (I used cast iron.)
  • Cook, over high heat for 12 minutes; Attentively stirring to allow beans to char but not burn.
  • When beans are soft but still firm, turn off heat; salt lightly then, allow beans to cool.
  • Add cooled beans to bowl with tomatoes, onion and cilantro.
  • In small bowl create a vinaigrette by adding lime juice, garlic and mustard. Drizzle Olive Oil slowly while whisking mixture. Pour over green bean mixture and stir in feta.
  • Enjoy immediately or chill in fridge until ready.
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Please, stop by A Beautiful Plate, show some love and check out her Charred Green Beans with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette!

After all, she has just changed the way you will look at green beans- FOREVER!! Enjoy!!

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