Mediterranean Bean Salad Recipe


Preparation Time45 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Green beans1 Pound
 Olive oil6 Tablespoon
 Lemon peel1 , grated
 Grated lemon peel1 Small
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Hard cooked eggs2 , chopped
 Hard-cooked eggs2 , chopped
 Black olives8 Small
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
 Garlic cloves1 Small, crushed
 Salt To Taste
 Ground pepper To Taste
 Freshly ground pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 348 Calories from Fat 265

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g46.1%

Saturated Fat 5 g24.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 241.7 mg

Sodium 235.4 mg9.8%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g3.8%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.4%

Sugars 2.6 g

Protein 10 g19.1%

Vitamin A 6.8% Vitamin C 15.1%

Calcium 4% Iron 5.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Prepare the string beans by trimming them and if they are small, leave whole and cut beans in half crosswise, if large.
2. In a saucepan simmer prepared beans in boiling water to almost cover with a little salt for about 10 minutes such that crisp-tender.
3. Drain beans and rinse with cold water to cool quickly.
4. For making the dressing, into a serving bowl large enough to hold beans pour olive oil, stir in lemon peel, lemon juice, hard-cooked eggs, olives and garlic, if desired and season with salt and pepper.

5. Toss cooled beans to coat with dressing beans and serve immediately or refrigerate several hours.