American Green Beans with Ginger

An American BBQ would be at a loss with the addition of this sweet and citrusy green bean salad.

American Green Beans with Ginger

Green Beans with Ginger

This simple salad of dressed green beans is not only a great addition to any BBQ or backyard cookout, but also a great side dish for grilled chicken and fish.
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Course: BBQ, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, North American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Large saucepan or pot, or microwave
  • Colander
  • Medium serving bowl
  • Whisk


  • 1 lb Green beans, tips and stems removed
  • 1 small Red bell pepper, trimmed and cleaned, cut into thin strips
  • ¼ cup Red onion, cut into thin slivers
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ginger, minced


  • 1 large Lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • ½ cup Olive oil
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 tsp Grated orange zest


  • Cook green beans in salted boiling water for 5-7 minutes until tender-crisp. Beans may also be cooked in the microwave in a zip-top bag with ¼ cup salted water for 5 minutes. Either way, drain beans in a colander and run under cold water to stop cooking and give them a nice bright green color.
  • Make dressing directly in a serving bowl by whisking together everything except the oil, BBQ sauce, and orange zest. Add oil in a thin stream while continuing to whisk. Stir in BBQ sauce and orange zest.
  • Add beans and other veggies to the bowl with dressing and mix well to thoroughly combine. Let bean salad marinate on the counter for a few hours before serving.


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 702mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

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