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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.


Refrigerate cooked beans (Step 1) for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 6 servings)

Calories 91kcal
Carbohydrate Total 10g
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 4g
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Mono Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 7mg
Sodium 192mg
Protein 3g
Potassium 294mg
Calcium 91mg
Chromium 1mcg
Folate 44mcg
Omega-6 2g
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 1mg