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canned green bean salad in a serving bowl
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Canned Green Bean Salad

This easy canned green bean salad is a quick vegetable side dish that requires zero cooking, and is perfect for road trips, camping, and power outages.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 134kcal


  • can opener (if cans aren't pop-top)
  • forks
  • bowls (for mixing salad + serving)


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons mustard (yellow, Dijon, or honey) Or use 1 tablespoon for a bolder dressing
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar (apple cider, white wine, or rice)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • 14 ounce can green beans (any variety, unseasoned)
  • 2 tablespoons almond slivers Or swap sunflower seeds


  • Mix together the oil, mustard, vinegar and honey (if using).
  • Drain the liquid from the green beans.  Add the green beans and almonds into a bowl with the dressing, and toss to incorporate the dressing.
    Divide among two bowls and serve.


Low-Sodium Green Beans: If substituting low-sodium canned green beans, the dressing will need a little salt.  
Want to Cook the Green Beans? This recipe also works well with warmed beans.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg