This is a crisp, fresh-vegetable salad with a simple oil-and-vinegar dressing.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Salad:
Dressing:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook beans in boiling water until bright green and slightly tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain green beans and plunge into ice water until cold; drain.

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  • Toss green beans, radishes, and cucumbers together in a large bowl.

  • Whisk olive oil and vinegar together in a small bowl until the oil emulsifies into the vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

68 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 12.3g 4% DV; fat 2g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 13mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2014
This salad's simplicity allows the fresh vegetables to be the star. The recipe didn't say what type vinegar to use so I used white balsamic and added some fresh dill which always partners well with green beans. I steamed the green beans for 2 mins and 20 seconds in the micro on high which left them perfectly crisp. This was a welcome change for a nice side salad with dinner. This didn't knock-my-socks-off but I did enjoy it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/24/2018
I am rating this according to the original recipe, which I did not care for. Just as others have said in their reviews this was lacking the flavoring of the vinegar when made as stated. I then tried adding an extra tablespoon of vinegar but still found it a little on the bland side. I then began by just sprinkling small amounts of vinegar on, tossing, then tasting until I had the right flavouring. I didn't want to put a full tablespoon on each time as I feared that would end up being too much. Ultimately I ended up loving this salad but I wasn't going to rate it that way. The rating is to be for the recipe as written, not for how it gets fixed up, and I wish people would rate things accordingly and stop rating how well their food tastes once they get done playing with the recipe! Read More
(3)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2014
This salad's simplicity allows the fresh vegetables to be the star. The recipe didn't say what type vinegar to use so I used white balsamic and added some fresh dill which always partners well with green beans. I steamed the green beans for 2 mins and 20 seconds in the micro on high which left them perfectly crisp. This was a welcome change for a nice side salad with dinner. This didn't knock-my-socks-off but I did enjoy it. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2014
This is really good with a little tweak. Well that is if you are like me you need to add a bit of stevia or sweetener-of-choice in order to enjoy it. Then let the concoction marinate for a bit (like overnight - but not necessarily that long - depends on your taste and/or how strong the radishes are). Lutzflact's choice to add dill made a lot of sense to me as does adding some black olives: those ingredients were in another radish recipe I have learned to love (with added sweetener): matchstick celery radish slices minced onion dill S&P and... that bit of sugar. Yum! Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
05/24/2018
I am rating this according to the original recipe, which I did not care for. Just as others have said in their reviews this was lacking the flavoring of the vinegar when made as stated. I then tried adding an extra tablespoon of vinegar but still found it a little on the bland side. I then began by just sprinkling small amounts of vinegar on, tossing, then tasting until I had the right flavouring. I didn't want to put a full tablespoon on each time as I feared that would end up being too much. Ultimately I ended up loving this salad but I wasn't going to rate it that way. The rating is to be for the recipe as written, not for how it gets fixed up, and I wish people would rate things accordingly and stop rating how well their food tastes once they get done playing with the recipe! Read More
(3)
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Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2017
This was a pretty and crunchy salad but the dressing didn't add much flavor. It needs more vinegar maybe a white or red wine vinegar and some herbs to spruce it up. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2015
If I make this again I will definitely add more vinegar and oil. It was not enough and needed more flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2017
I made it and loved it I added red and yellow pepper red onion chopped garlic and used garlic wine vinegar also added pine nuts it was very good and it will be a staple in my household Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2017
Easy to make colourful and tasty Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2018
This is a keeper - the colors are bright the taste is mild. I may add a few green onions on top of the salad for additional flavor next time. Then again I may just leave it as is. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2016
A nice pretty simple salad. Didn't have radishes so I subbed red bell pepper. Also added a tiny bit of sesame oil and teaspoon of sesame seeds. Next time I'll do it exactly per the recipe with the radishes but maybe add something for a kick. Thanks for posting. Read More