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Mexican Green Bean Salad with Jalapeño peppers

Mexican Green Bean Salad with Jalapeño peppers
23 August 2015 Niels Eric
Mexican green bean salad


Mexican Green Bean Salad with Pickled Jalapenos | 20 minute recipe | | #mexican #salad #bean #recipe


Spicy Mexican green bean salad…errhhmm…yumm…Oh, how do I love spicy Mexican food every now and then. Especially on warm summer days accompanied with friends and a cold beer to cool down! And… this recipe, compared to a lot of other Mexican recipes, is healthy…very healthy and very simple to make.


I must confess, me eating healthy Mexican food is only so I can justify that big fat bowl of hot nachos with fresh guacamole standing next to this green bean salad, right there outside the pictures :P


Last week I started at my new job and since then we’ve both been too busy to cook up extensive dishes. Nowadays I’m back home around 7:15 pm, so we’re keeping the food and recipes easy and quick..and healthy. And so far that’s working out just great. This Mexican green bean salad fits in perfect, we really were surprised by how tasty a simple dish like this can be.


Green bean salad shopping…

What you’ll need to put on your grocery list for this Mexican green bean salad is:

  • Onions (white & red)
  • Green beans
  • Sour Cream
  • Pickled Jalapeño peppers
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Lime
  • White vinegar
  • Dried Oregano & Fresh Parsley
  • Sea Salt


I bet that you already have a lot of these ingredients right there in you kitchen. If so,the shopping shouldn’t be that hard. Making the green bean salad basically comes down to chopping stuff, cooking beans and tossing it all together. Chopping, cooking, tossing…sounds easy right?


Mexican Green Bean Salad with Pickled Jalapeño peppers | 20 minute recipe | | #salad #mexican #spicy #recipe


Mexican green bean salad with jalapeños

First things first, so start by washing the beans, snap the ends off and cut them in half. Meanwhile bring a small pan of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and let them simmer untill they’re still crisp but tender. Drain the beans and give them a cold shower to cool them down and let them drain completely. You want them to be cold! Put them in a large bowl and set aside.


Now you can go on by mixing the olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, onion, sliced jalapeños, oregano, chopped parsley and seasalt together. Pour this into the bowl with beans and mix well. Let that sit while you continue.


Chop the red onions like you’ve never chopped before, and slice the avocado like a boss!
(see the movie in this post to slice avocado like a boss!)
Gently mix everything together and you’re ready to serve. Watch out that you don’t crush the avocado when mixing, you want it to look great right?


The green bean salad recipe

5.0 from 8 reviews
Mexican Green Bean Salad with Jalapeño peppers
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
  • 1 lb (450gr) Green beans, snap of the ends and cut in half
  • 1,5 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ tsp Sea salt
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp White vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • ½ tsp Oregano (dried)
  • 1 tbps Fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ cup pickled Jalapeño peppers, sliced
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, cut in cubes or wedges
  1. Bring a small pan of salt water to a boil
  2. Add the beans (halved with ends snapped off), let simmer until crispy but tender (about 4-6 minutes)
  3. Cool down the beans under cold water and drain completely. Add into a salad bowl.
  4. Mix together the white onion, olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, jalapeños, oregano, parsley and seasalt and add to the beans. Let sit while you continue.
  5. Chop the red onion and slice the avocado and mix gently into the bowl with beans. Serve with tomato wedges on top.


Mexican Green Bean Salad with Pickled Jalapeño Pepper | 20 minute recipe | | #mexican #salad #avocado

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Comments (31)

  1. I love green beans and these look and sound delicious.

    • Author
      Niels Eric 6 years ago

      Thanks Rosemary!

  2. What an original way to serve green means. We are always looking for ways to prepare the good old standard vegetable. I can’t wait to try it!! Thank you for sharing.

    • Author
      Niels Eric 6 years ago

      Thank you

  3. Brian Jones 6 years ago

    I love green beans in a salad, they add so much and as it happens I am pickling some jalapeno peppers this weekend so this may very well end up on our table in a couple of weeks time, sans avocado though as that is one of my ‘eww’ foods!

    • Author
      Niels Eric 6 years ago

      Thanks Brian, pickling jalapenos yourself sounds good, will take a look at that too!

  4. Noor 6 years ago

    Fresh and tangy! I love Mexican anything…a Mexican salad? Worth a try.

    • Author
      Niels Eric 6 years ago

      of course ;)

  5. Fantastic! I can’t resist nachos and guacamole either, but this will sure make it all better!

  6. Byron Thomas 6 years ago

    Those are some very fancy and inviting green beans. I love the pairing with the spice and the freshness of the tomato and avocado. Looks great!

  7. Leslie 6 years ago

    What are creative and healthy way to enjoy green beans!! Love the combination of ingredients. This is a must-try recipe:)

  8. Sarah 6 years ago

    I’m with you -I could go with a nice big plate of this…with the chips and guacamole of course! This looks so healthy and fresh, love it!

  9. Platter Talk 6 years ago

    Fresh and lite; I love the kick you’ve added with the jalapeno!

    • Author
      Niels Eric 6 years ago

      If you add in enough it’ll give a kick for sure ;)

  10. Tina Marie 6 years ago

    This really sounds so light and fresh. I’ll be picking some fresh greens beans soon.

  11. Heather 6 years ago

    This is such a great way to eat green beans! You had me at avocado and jalapeno!

  12. What a fresh way to enjoy green beans! I love that this salad is creamy, but mayo-free. Best of luck at your new job!

  13. What a great alternative to plain green beans! These look really good too!

  14. Sounds like a wonderfully light salad, but I think I’ll have to leave out the peppers… :-)

  15. Haha! “slice the avocado like a boss”! I love it! Delicious looking salad!!

  16. Renee 6 years ago

    I’ve never thought of green beans in a salad (well other than three bean salad). I love the flavor combinations you used, it sounds delicious!

  17. Faye Wilkerson 6 years ago

    Deliciously different, always looking for new ways to serve green beans.

  18. I love everything Mexican, must try this one!

  19. Yum! I’ve never had a spicy green bean salad, but this mexican one sounds amazing!

  20. I am intrigued by the combination of green beans and jalapeños. And that bowl of hot tortilla chips and guacamole you tempted us with :)

  21. Hillary Reeves 6 years ago

    Ooh I love this! It’s like… guacamole bean salad almost, haha!

  22. Molly Kumar 6 years ago

    This looks really great and fresh – never tried green beans with jalapeno peppers.

  23. Ciao Florentina 6 years ago

    I love green beans! So fun to see them used in such a beautiful salad ! Fantastic !

  24. I absolutely love green beans, I would eat the entire plate!

  25. Oana @AdoreFoods 6 years ago

    Your Mexican salad sounds so light and fresh! Great way to enjoy some green beans :) Thanks for sharing it!

  26. Heather 5 years ago

    I love the use of pickled jalapenos!! Super fresh and delicious!!

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