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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. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Course: Side Dish/ Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: fresh green bean salad, gluten-free, green beans, keto, low carb, salad
Method: Stovetop
Servings: 14 servings (1/2 cup)
Author: Ashley McCrary


  • 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


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 4 days.