Green Bean Salad with Creamy Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


2 servings

Updated: Apr. 28, 2023
My grandmother passed on this refreshing side dish recipe. It’s always devoured at my house. —Jodi Galanis, Murray, Utah
Green Bean Salad with Creamy Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup cut fresh green beans (2 inch)
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1/3 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a saucepan of boiling water, cook green beans, uncovered, until crisp-tender, 3-5 minutes. Remove beans with a slotted spoon; drop immediately into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Place cucumber, red pepper, onion and beans in a large bowl. Whisk together dressing ingredients; toss with vegetables. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 107 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.