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Green Bean, Goat Cheese and Watermelon Salad

Green Bean, Goat Cheese and Watermelon Salad

A fresh summer salad packed with crisp green beans, juicy watermelon, creamy goat cheese and finished off with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Heather H. of Kitchen Concoctions


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb green beans trimmed
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons very thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 4-ounce package goat cheese, crumbled


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, shallot, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the green beans for 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Drain and transfer green beans to a large bowl filled with ice water to cool. Drain green beans from the ice water and return to a large bowl. Add the watermelon, basil, and dressing. Toss to coat.
  3. Divide among salad plates. Top each salad with goat cheese. Salad can e served at room temperature or chilled.