Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm also has olives, red peppers, and feta, and this is a great summer salad for people who love green beans. And the addition of hearts of palm makes this a truly memorable salad!
Anytime you make one of your favourites Barbecue recipesthis Green bean salad with hearts of palm It would be a nice low carb salad to serve on the side. And I love this salad that uses some of my favorite summer ingredients like roasted red peppers, hearts of palm, Greek olives, and feta cheese, so today I’m reminding you of this recipe of mine. Favorite Friday He chooses!
Other ingredients I love here are fresh thyme and fresh basil. I used a large amount of herbs in the dressing, but if you don’t have an herb garden you can buy basil and just use dried oregano.
No matter how much you switch it up to suit your own food preferences, I hope you try this delicious salad I make every summer when I make dinner!
What ingredients do you need?
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What are hearts of palm?
If you’re not familiar with them, Hearts of palm are slightly crunchy vegetables harvested from the midst of domesticated palm trees. They used to be a controversial ingredient, but now harvesting methods do no harm to the trees and wild palm trees are protected in many places. And hearts of palm are very tasty! here More on Hearts of Palm And How to use it.
Can you use fewer hearts than palms in this salad?
Hearts of palm are one of my favorite summer ingredients and something I used generously in recipes when Costco carried them in bulk packages! At the average grocery store, they sure are pricey, and you can get away with a lot less hearts of palm than i use here if that’s what fits your budget. But please don’t leave them outside; Hearts of palm are amazing in this salad.
What if you don’t want Greek olives in your green bean salad?
For me, the other flavors in this salad pair perfectly with the greek olives i used, but i know greek olives aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and if you prefer black olives, you can definitely use those.
Want more salads with hearts of palm?
I love hearts of palm so much I have a whole bunch of Low carb salads with hearts of palm. Check it out if you are also a fan of this delicious low carb ingredient.
How to make green bean salad with hearts of palm:
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- trim the beans, then steam them for 7 minutes using a Insert a steamer (referral link) in a large container or file Electric vegetable steamer (referral link).
- Once the beans are tender, dip them into the ice water to stop the cooking; Then strain well in a strainer placed in the sink.
- Here’s a shot of the big Hearts of Palm jars I used to get at Costco, sigh. You can use less if you buy it at the grocery store!
- Drain and cut into slices Palm hearts (affiliate link) Cut the olives in half, and measure out the feta.
- Combine balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, lemon zest, chopped fresh oregano, and chopped fresh basil to make the dressing. (I use My immersion blender with attachment bowl to make the sauce, but a food processor It will work fine too. (affiliate links)
- By now, the grains should be well drained, so spread them out on paper towels and pat them dry so that the salad is not liquid.
- Mix the beans and chopped palm slices Roasted red pepper in a jar (affiliate link), olives with as much sauce as you like.
- Then gently mix in the feta cheese and season the salad to taste with freshly ground black pepper.
Make it a low-carb meal:
Green bean salad with hearts of palm will taste great Very Greek grilled chickenAnd Kabobs steak and mushroomAnd Grilled sausage and pepperAnd Grilled chicken with rosemary and mustardor Grilled steak with chimichurri sauce for a low-carb meal.
More green bean recipes to try:
1 pound fresh green beans, preferably French green beans
2 cups palm-chopped hearts (more or less is fine)
3/4 cup kalamata olives or black olives, drained and cut in half
1 cup roasted red pepper cubes from a jar
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 liter of balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup of olive oil
1 tsp. lemon zest (maybe optional, but good)
2 ounces minced fresh oregano (or use a small amount of dried oregano)
2 Tbs chopped fresh basil (I’ll omit the basil if I only have dried basil)
- Trim ends from green beans. (I do this by gathering handfuls, then standing them on a cutting board holding them loosely so the grains are all lined up, then trimming the ends. Flip and repeat with the other end.)
- Cut the beans into pieces about 2 inches long.
- Steam beans using a Insert a steamer (affiliate link) in a large container with a tight-fitting lid or lid Electric vegetable steamer (affiliate link) until it’s barely crisp. I evaporated for 7 minutes. I would check at this point to see if they were made the way you like them as I like to keep the beans perfectly crunchy.
- When the beans are as tender as you want them to be, remove them from the steamer and immediately dip them into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.
- Remove the beans to a colander and allow to cool and drain for 15 minutes, then spread the beans on paper towels and allow to drain.
- While the beans are cooking, drain and slice the red peppers, drain and chop the red peppers, drain and cut the olives in half, and measure the feta.
- Combine balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, lemon zest, chopped fresh oregano, and chopped fresh basil, and blend until the herbs are finely chopped and the sauce is well blended. I did it in the chopper attachment to the mini bowl My immersion blender with attachment bowlwhich worked great but you could also use a food processor. (affiliate links)
- To assemble the salad, combine the drained beans, sliced palms, half of the olives, and chopped red pepper.
- Add the required amount of dressing to moisten the salad and mix gently. (You may not need all of the bandages.)
- Add the feta cheese and stir just enough to blend a little into the feta.
- Grind over a little black pepper and serve immediately.
- This will keep for several days in the refrigerator, but bring it to room temperature before serving leftovers.
This recipe was prepared by Kalyn.
Amount per service:
Calories: 232Total fat: 20 gramsSaturated fat: 4 gramsUnsaturated fats: 0 gramsUnsaturated fats: 15 gramsCholesterol: 11 mgsodium: 437 mgcarbohydrates: 13 gramsFiber: 5 gramssugar: 5 gramsprotein: 5 grams
Nutrition info is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I’m using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, as many variables affect these calculations.
Low Carb Diet / Low Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm is the perfect side dish for low-carb or keto diet plans and any phase of the Original South Beach Diet.
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Historical notes for this recipe:
Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm was first published in 2007! Recipe was recently updated with more information in 2023.
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