This vegan recipe is raw and marinated to perfection. —Kathy Shell, San Diego, California This classic bean salad is perfect for picnics, barbecues and make ahead meals. Mix and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving. Feel free to top with bacon and almonds if you want a little crunch! This low-carb dish is also perfect for the keto diet. A tangy dill and Dijon vinaigrette coats the beans without overpowering them so the fresh-picked flavor comes through. Easy Green Bean Salad & Cream Cheese Dressing. To make it, we combine beans (canned or home cooked), onion, crisp cucumber, capers, parsley, and a tangy dressing. Easy, Cold and Fresh Balsamic Green Bean Salad is the best, healthy quick summer salad recipe with fresh string beans, tomato, feta cheese, and homemade Italian dressing. Easy and delicious! Jump to the Bean Salad Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it. I have been invited to a potluck BBQ this evening near the beach and I am in charge of making a couple of delicious side salads! Roasted Green Bean Salad This easy recipe turns homegrown green beans into something special. This chopped green bean salad in garlic cream cheese dressing is the perfect match for grilled steak or wings! Chop the pepper and shallots; add to the salad. It’s BBQ time! Mix together all the remaining ingredients for the vinaigrette and pour over the salad.