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Yellow Bean Salad on a blue plate sitting on red & white tea towel and mint sprig on the side.
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Yellow Bean Salad with American Dressing

Shhhh our Yellow Bean Salad has an alias  😮 it is also known as Wax Bean Salad. A lip-smacking recipe and a lifesaver when it comes to feeding a crowd! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: American mustard, green beans, mint, pineapple, yellow beans
Difficulty: Easy
Diet: dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian,
Servings: 4 as a side
Calories: 258kcal


For the salad

  • 350 grams yellow beans (approximately 12.35 oz)
  • 350 grams green beans (approximately 12.35 oz)
  • ¼ cup mint leaves (fresh)
  • ¼ cup pine nuts (roasted)
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper

For the dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsps Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsps American mustard (also known as yellow mustard)
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup



  • Wash and trim beans, cut them in half. Bring two pots of water to the boil and then add the green beans in one and the yellow beans in the other pot.
  • Boil them until they are tender approximately 5-10 minutes for the green or 3-5 minutes for the yellow, they should be tender yet firm.*
  • Refresh in the sink under cold running water.


  • Add dressing ingredients to a glass jar, season and shake well until emulsified.
  • Wash and dry mint and strip the leaves from stems.


  • Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, season with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
  • Pour over the dressing and mix well to combine, taste and adjust seasonings according to your liking.
  • Arrange in a salad bowl and serve.



  •  Though admittedly as I was making this salad for Mum and Dad I cooked the beans a bit longer as than I usually do as they like them a bit soft.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 731IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 3mg