Fresh Green Bean Tomato Salad With Tarragon Dressing

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"A light summertime salad. Use the mix of green and yellow beans, or just one kind. Use red and yellow tomatoes. Fresh tarragon works best. Can be made the night before (store beans and dressing separately in refrigerator). Bring to room temperature before tossing. Great for a picnic because it has no egg or dairy to spoil."

Original recipe yields 10-12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (151.6 g)
  • Calories 84.4
  • Total Fat - 5.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 7.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 3.9 g
  • Protein - 2.1 g
  • Calcium - 44.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Snap off ends of beans.

Step 2

In a large pot of boiling water, cook beans until just tender, about 4 minutes. Run under cold water and lay beans on a baking sheet to cool. Pat dry.

Step 3

In a small bowl, mix oil with the shallots and tarragon and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Place the beans and tomatoes in a large bowl, add the dressing and toss well.

Step 5

Transfer to a large platter and serve, garnished with sprigs of tarragon.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made this as directed with great tasting results. I served this at a pot-luck dinner and not a bit was left!!

review by:
(12 Jul 2015)


I could not fine fresh tarragon anywhere in my local supermarket, so I used fresh basil. I also only had green and red beans (red lost their colour after cooking). But even so..............wonderful recipe ... Such a lovely salad to serve, on a warm summer evening, the family loved this.

review by:
(1 Mar 2015)


What a lovely salad! I used small haricot verts left whole and grape tomatoes. Did not have fresh tarragon but had some newly dried that I left in the oil/shallot mixture for the afternoon. Served topped with a crumbling of feta. Will be making this again for sure! Thank you for sharing Mike. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(1 Jul 2014)