Bean Salad Recipe, prepare Salad with Green Beans

Green Bean Salad Recipe Picture
Green bean salad freshly prepared, with red onions and oils.

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Here I show you my recipe Green Bean Salad. 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!
Fresh beans in the pot
You can cut the beans into small pieces or leave them whole, both variants are ok. Chopped up beans accept more salad dressing.
You can cut the beans into small pieces or leave them whole. Both versions are ok. Tip: Small cut beans accept more salad dressing.

1. Salad with Green Beans, the most important Things at a Glance…

The typical side dish salad goes well with Sunday roast meat, short roasted meat and generally as a healthy supplement to snacks.
Tomato salad recipe picture
Finish off the tomato salad with herbs. Recipe picture for the article.
Tomato Salad with and without vinegar I will show you elsewhere. © Foodphotographer Thomas Sixt

2. Recipe Bean Salad with Green Beans

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

Green Bean Salad Recipe

Bean salad with step by step photos and many tips from professional chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2 Portions
Calories 122
Total Time 25 Min.
Green bean salad simply and fantastically delicious to prepare. The green beans are called ‘Fisolen’ in Austria. This recipe shows you step by step how to prepare ‘Fisolen’ salad. I’ll help you choose the right vinegar and oil for your onion and marinade. I wish you all the best!

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Green Bean Salad Recipe Picture
Green bean salad freshly prepared, with red onions and oils.

Preparation Time

15 Min.

Cook Time

10 Min.


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.

Wash and dry the beans and cut off the ends.

Cleaned green beans
Beans trimmed on the board

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.

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.

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.

Halve and peel the onion and garlic.

Dice the onion
Dice the onion

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.

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.

Add the cooled and drained beans to the vinegar marinade.

Next refine with neutral oil or pumpkin seed oil. Try salad and season to taste with salt, pepper and sugar.

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

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.

3. Calories Green Bean Salad, the Nutritional Values at a Glance

4. More Recipes

More side dishes salads:
Coleslaw salad
Potato Salad recipes
Tomato Salad

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

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