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Green Bean Salad with Feta Dressing

Green Bean Salad with Feta Dressing

Briny feta, tangy buttermilk and fresh herbs combine in a yummy dressing for steamed green beans in this healthy side dish recipe. Serve with grilled chicken, pork or steak for an easy dinner.


6 servings

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes


  • 1 1/2pounds mixed green and yellow string beans, trimmed and cut into thirds
  • 1/4cup buttermilk
  • 3tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 2tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1scallion, cut into thirds
  • 2teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/3cup halved and very thinly sliced red onion


  1. Place a large bowl of ice water by the stove. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add beans, cover and steam until tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the beans to the ice water to cool. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Combine buttermilk, feta, mayonnaise, dill, parsley, scallion, vinegar, salt and pepper in a mini food processor. Pulse until almost smooth.
  3. Transfer the beans to a large bowl. Add onion and the dressing; toss to coat.


To make ahead: Refrigerate cooked beans (Step 1) for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 6 servings)

Calories 91.11kcal
Carbohydrate Total 10.41g
Total Sugars 5.09g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 3.85g
Total Fat 4.87g
Saturated Fat 1.37g
Mono Saturated Fat 1.04g
Cholesterol 0.11mg
Sodium 192.28mg
Protein 3.32g
Potassium 293.53mg
Calcium 91.31mg
Chromium 0.97mcg
Folate 43.92mcg
Iron 1.27mg
Magnesium 28.07mg
Omega-6 2g
Trans Fatty Acid 0g
Vitamin A 569.49IU
Vitamin D 1.17IU
Vitamin B12 1mcg
Vitamin C 13.64mg
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 0.56mg
Phosphorus 67.54mg
Vitamin B3 1.89mg

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