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Fresh Green Bean Salad

Total Time

Prep: 35 min.

Makes

12 servings

I had a green bean salad at a local deli and enjoyed it so much that I tried to re-create it at home. The result was yummy! It lasts for several days in the fridge, and the taste keeps getting better. —Allison Brooks, Fort Collins, Colorado
Fresh Green Bean Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large English cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh baby carrots, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add beans; cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place beans in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beans, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and parsley. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with a slotted spoon.
TO MAKE AHEAD: Green beans can be boiled, chilled in ice water and drained as directed a day in advance. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 106 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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