Heirloom Tomato and Green Bean Salad


Why choose between a caprese salad, pasta, or a bean salad when you can have all three in one easy, breezy, 30-minute package?

Heirloom Tomato and Green Bean Salad
Photo: Paul Costello
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
9 cups


  • 8 ounce fresh green beans, trimmed and chopped (2 cups)

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ½ cup Israeli couscous

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 pound assorted heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges and/or sliced

  • 1 ½ cup matchstick-size pieces jicama, daikon, kohlrabi or radish

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoon drained capers

  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan cook green beans in boiling salted water 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain again.

  2. Wipe out saucepan. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil over medium heat. Add couscous. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Add 2/3 cup water and 1/4 tsp. of the salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes or until tender and water is absorbed. Remove; let stand 5 minutes.

  3. Arrange couscous, beans, tomatoes, and jicama on a platter. In a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, capers, mint, parsley, remaining 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Slowly whisk in remaining 3 Tbsp. oil. Pour over tomato mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
7g Fat
19g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 33.5mg 168%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 490mg 10%
Folate, total 41.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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