Green Bean Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Dill

Green Bean Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Dill
Green Bean Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Dill Green Bean Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Dill Green Bean Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Dill Green Bean Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Dill Green Bean Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Dill Green Bean Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Dill

At the Maryland Heights Dave Matthews Band tour stop, Chef Fiona cooked up a vibrant summer salad with fresh, crisp-tender grilled green beans, cherry tomatoes, feta and dill in a simple red wine vinaigrette.

Photos by Aaron Farrington.

Ingredients

Serves 4-6 people as a main, more as a side dish.

Green Bean Salad
1 1/2 - 2 lbs. Green Beans, stems off
1 lb. Cherry Tomatoes, skewered on 6 inch skewers, 4-5 per skewer
1 bu. Scallions
1/2 Red Onion, cut in wedges with root still attached
1 bu. Dill, rough chop
1 lb. Feta cheese, crumbled
3 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Red Wine Vinaigrette
1/3 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/4 t Dried Oregano
1 Tbs Whole Grain Mustard
Pinch Crushed Red Pepper
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Shopping List

Green Bean Salad
1 1/2 - 2 lbs. Green Beans
1 lb. Cherry Tomatoes
1 bunch Scallions
1 Red Onion
1 bunch Dill
1 lb. Feta cheese
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt
Black Pepper

Red Wine Vinaigrette
Red Wine Vinegar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 clove Garlic
Dried Oregano
Whole Grain Mustard
Crushed Red Pepper
Salt and Pepper

Directions

Red Wine Vinaigrette
Mix together and set aside until ready to use.

For Salad

  1. Prepare grill, to medium high heat.
  2. Toss green beans with 2 T olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle tomatoes, scallions and onion with remaining olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. When grill is hot, shake off excess oil off green beans and gently place on grill, watch out for flare ups.
  5. Leave on grill for a couple of minutes until the beans are lightly charred. Don't worry about all the beans being cooked through.
  6. Take beans off grill and place in a heat proof bowl, let cool.
  7. Place skewered tomatoes, scallions and onion (cut side down) on grill.
  8. Flip tomatoes and scallions when they first begin to char, remove from grill when both sides lightly charred.
  9. Let the onion fully char on cut edges before you remove from the grill.
  10. When cool, take tomatoes off skewer and place in bowl with green beans.
  11. Roughly chop the scallions and take ends off the onion. Add to bowl.
  12. Add feta, dill and vinaigrette to bowl. Gently toss.
  13. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  14. Serve at room temperature.

Delicious with grilled chicken.