Italian Green Bean Salad is a cold salad featuring thin style green beans, tomatoes and onions tossed in a tasty vinaigrette. A healthy sprinkling of Parmesan cheese takes this salad from good to great. Serve along side grilled chicken for the perfect meal.
Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to boil. (1/2 teaspoon salt for every cup water).
Add green beans and cook until tender but not completely soft, approximately 5 minutes.
Prepare vinaigrette by mixing together oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, salt, mustard and pepper.
Add cooked beans directly to dressing while still warm. Toss to coat.
Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 45 minutes.
Just before serving, gently mix in tomato wedges and onion slices. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.