Festive Christmas Salad | Wholesome House Economist

Vibrant inexperienced and pink “Christmas” salad that includes parboiled inexperienced beans, feta, tomatoes, herbs, and wholesome dressing for a novel taste and texture expertise.

green bean and tomato "Christmas" salad in glass bowl on holiday tablecloth

I made a brand new dish for a Vacation occasion final weekend which I’m now calling my “Christmas salad”. The colourful inexperienced and pink colour with a wreath-like look in a big bowl struck me as fairly festive!

It’s made with parboiled inexperienced beans, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, and a simple, freshly blended dressing.

I first tasted this dish at my niece’s marriage ceremony bathe final summer time. The distinctive taste and barely crunchy texture had been pleasant and fairly not like typical salad fare.

My Niece-in-law, who was internet hosting the bathe, shared the recipe with me, which she initially discovered on Pinterest.

My barely tweaked variation beneath makes a big bowl that’s nice to take to a celebration or potluck however can simply be halved for household meals.

As leftovers, it goes fabulously nicely as a aspect dish for wild salmon fillet.

Beneath is an image of all of the elements prepped and able to toss collectively.

green bean, tomato and feta salad ingredients prepped on granite counter
green bean and tomato Christmas salad in glass bowl

Christmas Salad

Vibrant inexperienced and pink salad that includes parboiled inexperienced beans, feta, tomatoes, herbs, and wholesome dressing for a novel taste expertise.


  • 2
    inexperienced beans
  • 1
    feta cheese
  • 1
    pink cherry tomatoes
    reduce in half
  • 1/2
    contemporary basil
    finely chopped
  • 1/4
    Italian parsley leaves
    finely chopped


  1. Convey a big pot of filtered water to a rolling boil.

  2. Add inexperienced beans and parboil uncovered for 4 minutes.

  3. Promptly pressure off water from the inexperienced beans and rapidly add contemporary filtered water to cowl and 12 giant cubes of ice to halt the cooking course of.

  4. Whereas the inexperienced beans are sitting within the ice bathtub, halve the tomatoes, dice the feta, and chop the basil & parsley. Put aside.

  5. Squeeze the lemons and mix the contemporary juice with olive oil, dried oregano, and garlic powder. Add a pinch of sea salt and pepper to style.

  6. Pat inexperienced beans dry with a cotton towel and place in a big glass bowl.

  7. Organize the halved tomatoes, feta, chopped basil, and parsley evenly throughout the highest of the inexperienced beans and drizzle the dressing excessive.

  8. Toss the salad gently with tongs to evenly distribute the greens, herbs, and dressing.

  9. Cowl with inexperienced meals wrap and refrigerate till able to serve.

  10. Refrigerated salad lasts for as much as 5 days.

Vitamin Info

Christmas Salad

Quantity Per Serving (0.5 cup)

Energy 90
Energy from Fats 54

% Every day Worth*

Fats 6g9%

Saturated Fats 2g10%

Polyunsaturated Fats 1g

Monounsaturated Fats 3g

Ldl cholesterol 8mg3%

Sodium 104mg4%

Potassium 109mg3%

Carbohydrates 6g2%

Fiber 2g8%

Protein 3g6%

* P.c Every day Values are primarily based on a 2000 calorie food plan.

green bean, tomato and feta Christmas salad in a bowl