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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Green Bean & Tomato Salad with Ginger-Wasabi Vinaigrette

Today is Day 2 of Salad Week here at CEK and I couldn't wait to share this Green Bean & Tomato Salad with Ginger-Wasabi Vinaigrette with you. Especially since in a short time, all of those fresh garden vegetables you planted will be coming to fruition. 

I've mentioned before that I hail from the Garden State and one of our most famous crops are tomatoes. I love all types of tomatoes, but my absolute favorite would have to be the Heirloom variety. They come in a multitude of colors and are so sweet and hearty, I could eat them all by themselves. For this salad, I combined my favorite Heirloom tomatoes with some hearty Beefsteak tomatoes, shallots and fresh green beans; then tossed them in a light ginger-wasabi vinaigrette to give my salad a little zesty Asian flair. This salad was incredibly tasty and would make a perfect accompaniment to any picnic or as a stand alone meal; especially on a warm summer day. 

Green Bean & Tomato Salad with Ginger-Wasabi Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 20 minutes                                       Yield: 10
Cook Time: 10 minutes                                       Serving: 1/2 cup
Total Time: 30 minutes

For the Green Bean & Tomato Salad
  • 2 c. Fresh Green Beans or Haricot Verts, steamed al dente
  • 3 c. Tomatoes (I used Heirloom and Beefsteak tomatoes), sliced
  • 1 Shallot, thinly sliced
  • Prepared Ginger-Wasabi Vinaigrette, see below
For the Ginger-Wasabi Vinaigrette
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Wasabi Paste
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 c. Canola Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
For the Green Bean & Tomato Salad
  1. Add the green beans, tomatoes and shallots to a large bowl; then add the prepared ginger-wasabi vinaigrette. 
  2. Mix well and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. 
For the Ginger-Wasabi Vinaigrette
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Makes 1/2 cup. 
Nutrition Facts
Calories 74 , Carbs 4.8g, Fat 6.3g, Protein .9g, Fiber 1.3g, Sugar .6g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate. 



  1. Carrie,
    This looks delicious--the vinaigrette sounds so tempting to me right now! Tomatoes can't come soon enough, I always think in May. I feel a bit jaded by September, but right now . . . . WANT!


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