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Green Bean and Tomato Salad with Salt and Pepper Dressing - an easy, whole food side dish


  • 2 cups fresh green beans cut in bite size pieces
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half
  • Kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • splash of red wine vinegar


  • Blanch the green beans by adding them to a pot of already boiling water.
  • Let them cook in the boiling water 2-3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice water.
  • Drain the green beans and pour them into the ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • Drain again and add to the salad bowl.
  • Stir in the tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle with kosher salt, pepper and add a splash of red wine vinegar.
  • Adjust seasonings and serve.
  • This recipe holds well in the refrigerator for a couple of days.