A simple salad that is easy to whip up and perfect for any summer party!

Green Bean Salad with Herb-Tahini Dressing & Toasted Almonds

by Dishing Up the Dirt

Prep Time: 15 minutes  |  Cook Time: 5 minutes  |  Serves: 4


For the Dressing:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finally chopped +additional for garnish
  • 1/4 cup dill, finely chopped + additional for garnish
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped + additional for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • Extra herbs for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the dressing by combining all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and whirl away until smooth (you can also use and immersion blender). If the dressing is too thick add a splash of water. Taste test and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until crisp tender. About 4 minutes. Drain and place beans in a bowl of ice water. Once beans have cooled drain and pat dry.
  3. While beans cook heat a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped almonds and toast, stirring often until the almonds are browned and lightly crisp on all sides-about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Place green beans in a large bowl and drizzle with the dressing. Stir in almonds and toss until well combined. Sprinkle with extra herbs and season to taste with salt and pepper.


  • Use this recipe as a guide
  • Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary
  • Cooking times will vary from kitchen to kitchen

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