overhead shot of marinated green beans with sesame seeds sprinkled.

Marinated Green Beans

These marinated green beans are a tasty and healthy side dish that uses simple ingredients. Serve this with chicken, steak, or pork (or on it's own).
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cold green beans, green bean recipes, green bean salad, healthy side dish, marinated green beans, zesty green beans
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 3 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 138kcal
Author Randa Derkson


  • 1 lb green beans ends trimmed
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 tbsps dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds optional


  • Bring a pan of salted water to boil over medium heat. Add the green beans.
  • Simmer the green beans for 3 minutes, drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water.
  • Mix the vinegar, mustard, and olive oil in a bowl and add the green beans.
  • Toss to coat, cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.


Weight Watchers Freestyle Points: 3


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.5mg