Fresh green bean salad in large white bowl.

fresh green bean salad

  • Author: Denise
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 side servings 1x


Fresh green bean salad recipe – green beans, onion, cucumber, tomatoes. 10-minute, healthy salad with white balsamic, lemon juice and agave dressing.



  • 1 lb. fresh green beans (trimmed and cut into bit-sized pieces)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes sliced in half (or quarters)
  • 1 cucumber, deseeded and sliced into half moons
  • 1 red onion cut in half and then sliced into half moons
  • ¼ cup white Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Agave syrup
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • Ground black pepper (optional)


  1. Place the green beans in a steamer basket and steam for about 3 minutes. You want to ensure that they are still crispy to the bite.
  2. Allow the beans to cool a bit while you prepare the cucumber (1), tomatoes (2 cups) and red onion.
  3. In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup white Balsamic vinegar, 2 Tbsp. Agave and the juice of lemon.
  4. Mix the beans, cucumber slices, tomatoes and red onion in a bowl. Pour the dressing in and mix well.


  • If you find red onions a bit too strong, consider substituting thinly sliced scallions.
  • No Agave syrup? Maple syrup or brown rice syrup are great substitutes (use the same amounts).
  • We liked adding red kidney beans, but a can of any white beans or chickpeas would be great. If you don’t want quinoa, bulgur would be a great option to elevate your simple green bean salad to meal.
  • Category: Salads & Bowls
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Fresh green bean salad