Green Bean Salad Recipe with Cucumber, Cubanelle Pepper and Tomato

by Jennifer on July 18, 2011

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Shhhhhhhh….I have a secret. A recipe from the Secret Recipe Club that is. Today’s choice is super fresh and sparkly but contains no bubbles.

The secret recipe is a Green Bean Salad by Joanna at Cairns Manor.

Green Bean Salad Recipe adapted from Cairns Manor (easily serves 8 as a side dish so half it for a smaller group)
2 pounds green beans, trimmed
2 sweet peppers, julienned
1/2 English cucumber, julienned
1 large organic tomato, cut into small wedges
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. To steam the green beans, place a steaming basket into a pot with just enough water to touch the bottom of the steaming basket. Fill a large bowl with ice and water and set aside. Bring the water to a boil and steam the green beans for 4 minutes, until they are tender crisp and a bright green color.

2. Drain the beans and submerge in the ice water to stop them from continuing to cook. Once the beans are cool, drain them well.

3. In a large bowl, mix the peppers, cucumber and tomato with the green beans and fold gently to combine.

4. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, and mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste and pour over the green bean mixture and toss well. Serve immediately.

Learn more and join in the Secret Recipe Club and be sure to stop by Cairns Manor and say ‘Hi’

Renée J. (RJ Flamingo) July 18, 2011 at 12:37 pm

This looks lovely – and coincidentally, I picked up some yard-long beans and just about everything else in this recipe at the farmers market, this weekend. I love Secret Recipe Club, too – so much fun!

Deb July 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Beautiful colors–my tastebuds are sizzling! This sounds great! I recently got some Himalayan pink salt and organic peppercorns from Sustainable Sourcing and I’ll have to try them out in this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Jo July 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Your salad looks great! I am going to have to make another batch of it myself today, the green beans just keep coming. Thanks for being my secret reader this month!

Cookin' Canuck July 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm

This is the perfect summer potluck recipe. I am always so happy when green beans start showing up at the farmer’s markets.

amanda @ fake ginger July 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm

That looks so fresh and healthy! I bet it was delicious!

Jeanette July 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Jennifer – nice healthy summer salad using all the fresh vegetables that are in season now! Great choice for SRC!

shelby July 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm

This looks delicious. I am always looking for veggie side dishes to try!

Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} July 18, 2011 at 9:14 pm

This post makes me wish I liked cucumbers! LOL.

foodwanderings July 18, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Great salad. Gosh, I saw the secret club but assumed it was secret. lol. Where was i?! Great recap!

Lisa~~ July 18, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Such a beautiful looking summer dish.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Holy Guacamole.

Cook Lisa Cook

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen July 19, 2011 at 3:43 am

Mmm, nice fresh and crunchy!

Carolyn July 19, 2011 at 7:14 am

Looks like such a great summer salad. Great choice for the SRC!

Marla July 19, 2011 at 9:59 am

Great recipe pick for the SRC – Love being in this super fun group of bloggers 🙂

Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen July 19, 2011 at 11:53 am

This salad does look sparkly and colorful and I’m glad it didn’t come with bubbles! Btw, I just wanted to say thanks for inspiring me to make your home-made nutella apple pop tarts for the SRC. They were absolutely easy and gorgeous!

Jane Bonacci - The Heritage Cook July 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I had Cairns Manor last month – isn’t it great! Love this!!

Marly July 20, 2011 at 11:25 am

This looks like it could be in the running for my new favorite salad. Love the green beans – so colorful!

Amanda July 27, 2011 at 8:51 am

You’re right, sparkly is definitely a good way to describe those vibrant colors! Beautiful salad Jennifer, I have featured you on SRC today 🙂

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy July 27, 2011 at 10:18 am


Cajun Chef Ryan July 27, 2011 at 10:26 am

Great recipe, and perfect timing!

I just picked several pounds of green beans, cucumbers, sweet peppers, and tomatoes in my garden this morning.

Always looking for recipes to combine my garden bounty of ingredients!

Bon appetit!


Trisha July 28, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Simple but delightful … Love the colors in the salad!!!

Barb @ Mom's Fridge July 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

That looks delicious! I definitely want to try this one.

Amy @ A Little Nosh July 29, 2011 at 11:19 am

Looks so summery and perfect!

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