Bee Yourself

Green Bean Salad

Green Bean Salad

After my delicious pizza earlier this week it was time to get healthy again, and with that back to the basics.  I’ve never been too big on salads, they are the easy option for vegetarians and vegans which is why most restaurants think they can saw they have vegetarian entrees if they have salads on the menu.  However salads can be more than just greens and random wilted vegetables or in this case have no lettuce in them.  Beans are always on my must have list and with that something I always have in my pantry.  This salad was the perfect excuse to clean out the pantry of some beans since I tend to open multiple bags and forget about them.   The only thing I had to add to my grocery list were the green beans which are always in abundance thanks to a local hothouse, gotta love easy dinners!

Green Bean Salad

serves 5-6


1 lb green beans, tips cut and halved

1 1/2 cups garbanzo beans, soaked overnight and rinsed (or one can)

1 1/2 cups cannelloni beans, soaked overnight and rinsed (or one can)

1 green pepper, minced

1 small red onion, diced


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and drop in the green beans, cook for 5 minutes then remove and rinse in cold water.
  2. Pour the beans, pepper, and onion in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup of the Garlic Feta dressing (or any other creamy dressing) and toss well. Serve chilled!

For the dressing I decided to use some of the leftover garlic feta dip from my Downton Abbey Viewing party, but any Greek Yogurt based dressing would go great with these beans.  To add more healthy and delicious stuff to the salad serve over a bed of kale or spinach or wrapped up in cabbage.