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Green Bean Salad with Dill Dressing

A cold green bean salad with a Greek yogurt herb dressing and pickled red onions is a refreshing and clean side dish to have for a summer dinner or over the holidays. Perfect for potlucks, this simple green bean salad recipe can feed a crowd or be sized down for an elegant dinner. Learn when green beans are in season, as well as how to cook and clean them in order to enjoy this green bean side dish.

Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword cold green bean salad, green bean dishes, green bean salad recipe
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 293 kcal
Author ijustmakesandwiches


  • 12 ounces green beans fresh

Dill Dressing

  • 8 ounces greek yogurt
  • 1/3 ounce fresh dill chopped
  • 1/3 ounce tarragon
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • To taste salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon juice juiced and zested

Pickled Red Onions

  • 1/2 each onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup Sugar


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and salt heavily. Clean up the ends of the green beans and get a medium sized bowl filled with water and ice.
  2. Once water comes to a boil, place green beans in the water and cook until bright green in color and slightly soft, about 3-5 minutes. When green beans are tender, remove from boiling water and place in ice water to stop the cooking process. Allow beans to cool and remove from water. Dry either with a paper towel or on a wire rack.

Dill Dressing

  1. Combine greek yogurt, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper together and taste to adjust seasonings. Combine with green beans, add some pickled red onions and adjust seasonings. Garnish with fresh dill.

Pickled Red Onion

  1. Bring the pickling ingredients to a boil in a small pot. Cool until room temperature. Once cool, slice the onion thin and add to liquid. Let set overnight to fully pickle.

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Nutrition Facts
Green Bean Salad with Dill Dressing
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 7148mg 298%
Potassium 359mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 29g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 17.4%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 13%
Iron 11.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.