Summertime Italian Green Beans

Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a zesty cool summertime dish that is so good when it is so hot outside.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) can cut green beans
  • 12 cup diced red onion
  • 1 12 cups Italian dressing, about


  1. Drain the green beans.
  2. Add beans and onion to a container with a tight lid.
  3. Add enough dressing to cover and put lid on the container.
  4. Give it a good shake and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  5. (I always leave it overnight to soak in the flavor).


Most Helpful

mydesigirl, This salad has always been a summertime favorite in my family! When the tomatoes are bursting out of the garden, I add 1 large diced tomato and it is wonderful! Thanks for posting! ~Manda

Manda December 30, 2003

Lovely tasting, I expected the beans would absorb too much of the italian dressing flavor, but they did not and these are GREAT!. I added yellow wax beans also, and opted for vidalia over the red onion. Red onions can be too harse for us. By reading the other review, I went with their suggestion and added red tomatoes. Great recipe with ingredients that were already on hand! August 20, 2006

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