Bean Salad Recipe, prepare Salad with Green Beans

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Here I show you my Green Bean Salad Recipe.

The green beans come in two variations… with pumpkin seed oil and… classic with vinegar-oil dressing. 

What has to be considered during preparation? What goes well with a bean salad?

Which onion is right? Which vinegar promises a good taste? I’ll answer all these questions here in this article. 

The popular side salad goes well with many skin dishes with fish and meat.

We appreciate its cooling effect when grilling and BBQ in summer. 

Get many tips for salad and dressing now. Good luck!

1. Recipe Bean Salad with Green Beans

Below you will find step-by-step instructions and supplementary tips.

Green Bean Salad

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 122
Total Time 25 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.

Simple guide to prepare green bean salad.

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Green Bean Salad Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Basic Preparation

150 g fresh green beans
1 pc red onion
4-6 pinches Salt
4 pinches brown sugar (I prefer to use raw cane sugar)
3 pinches Pepper

Option Vinegar or Lemon Juice

1-2 tbs white wine vinegar (or balsamic or red wine vinegar)
1-2 tbs lemon juice

Option Oil

1-2 tbs sun flower oil
1-2 tbs pumpkin seed oil


Clean the green beans
Clean green beans or green beans.

Prepare beans

Wash and dry the beans and cut off the ends.

Cleaned green beans
Beans trimmed on the board

Prepare blanching

Prepare the beans for blanching.

Place a pot of water on top and bring to the boil.

Season to taste with salt.

Boil raw beans
Boil beans in salted water.

Cooking beans

Place the beans in the boiling water and blanch until al dente.

Firm to the bite Cool cooked beans
Blanch the beans and let them cool.

Cool beans

Then cool the cooked beans in cold water. Water with ice cubes is ideal.

red onion and garlic
Red onion and garlic on a kitchen board.

Onions and garlic

Halve and peel the onion and garlic.

Dice the onion
Dice the onion

Cutting onions

Finely dice the onion and garlic.

Onion in vinegar
Red onion cubes in vinegar with sugar, the marinade makes the onion last a little longer.

Prepare vinaigrette

Put onion cubes and garlic cubes in a bowl.

Add vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar and mix well.

Marinate the bean salad with onions.
Marinate the beans with the onions.

Marinate beans

Add the cooled and drained beans to the vinegar marinade.

Bean salad recipe picture
Freshly prepared green bean salad, served with red onions and oil.

Finalize bean salad

Next refine with neutral oil or pumpkin seed oil.

Try salad and season to taste with salt, pepper and sugar.

Arrange and serve the salad. Enjoy your meal!

Bean salad with bacon
Fry the bacon cubes in a pan until crispy and sprinkle lukewarm over the salad.

Bean salad with cream
Replace vinegar with lemon juice and mix with 30 ml cream.

Grandma’s bean salad
My grandmother prepared the salad with neutral, diluted vinegar essence. Use a commercial table vinegar for bean salad according to grandma´s style.

2. Nutritional Information

3. Tips for Preparing Bean Salad

I have summarized the most important points for you in short form.

The typical side dish salad goes well with Sunday roast meat, short roasted meat and generally as a healthy supplement to snacks.

You can cut the beans into small pieces or leave them whole. Both versions are ok. Tip: Small cut beans accept more salad dressing.

4. More Recipes

Bean salad goes well with:
Bavarian roast pork
Quick roast pork
Steak with fried potatoes
Viennese Schnitzel
Beef roulades

More Side Dish salads:

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