Marinated Green Bean Salad Recipe With Dill

Green Beans with Dill in Vinaigrette
Green Beans with Dill in Vinaigrette.

The Spruce / J.McGavin

  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Marinate at least: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 3 cups of salad (serves 3)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
367 Calories
19g Fat
39g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 cups of salad (serves 3)
Amount per serving
Calories 367
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 435mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 15g 53%
Protein 12g
Calcium 171mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This German green bean salad with fresh dill is a great addition to a salad plate with different small portions of carrot, radish, and cucumber salad. Especially refreshing in summer, when fresh green beans are plentiful, make it once and serve it in several salads. Savory is often used in the cooking water for green beans, but here, dill is used to good effect in the vinaigrette itself.


  • 1 pound green beans (stem ends trimmed)
  • 2 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup dill leaves (chopped, fresh)
  • Salt (to taste, start with 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (fresh, ground)
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes (or 2 teaspoons minced fresh onion)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Steps to Make It

Steam the Green Beans

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Steam beans, covered, seven minutes or until crisp-tender.

  3. Place in ice water or run cold water over them to stop the cooking process.

  4. We do not recommend microwaving green beans because they shrivel.

Make the Vinaigrette

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine red wine vinegar, mustard, dill, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.

  3. Slowly add oil, whisking to combine.

  4. Let stand 10 minutes.

Mix and Marinate the Green Bean Salad

  1. Add beans to dressing, tossing gently to coat.

  2. Marinate in the refrigerator for two hours and up to 3 days before serving. They are a good addition to salads. The longer they marinate, the more flavor the beans pick up from the dressing.

  3. Serve and enjoy!