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Fresh Green Bean Salad

Are you needing a new way to serve green beans? Whip up this Fresh Green Bean Salad for a new and approved way to enjoy green beans. Fresh green beans, tomatoes, lemon juice, feta, red onion, salt/pepper, and garlic. The perfect keto and low-carb side dish. 

  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 14 servings (1/2 cup) 1x


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped


  1. Add a skillet over medium heat along with 1 tbsp olive oil and the minced garlic. Cook 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant. Add the green beans and cook for 5-6 minutes. 
  2. Transfer the cooked green beans and garlic to a large mixing bowl. To the green beans, add 1 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, cooked bacon, red onion slices, chopped basil, tomatoes, salt/pepper, and feta. Mix together until combined. 
  3. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish/ Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: fresh green bean salad, green beans, salad, keto, low carb, gluten free