Green Bean and Zucchini Salad

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This salad has a slight crunch and makes one yummy afternoon snack.

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Green Bean and Zucchini Salad

Green Bean and Zucchini Salad

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 3/4 cup | Calories: 59 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 16 mg | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 2 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 1 |


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup broken green beans, remove strings
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 8 almonds, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lime or lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sea salt to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium skillet, saute over medium heat just until heated thru, about 5 minutes. This side salad also makes a yummy afternoon snack, either hot or cold. Drizzle with additional lime juice and serve. For added protein sever over a bed of quinoa.

26 Comments on "Green Bean and Zucchini Salad"

  1. Stells  January 5, 2014

    Is the quinoa allowed for people who are doing the cleanse?

    • SkinnyMs  March 3, 2014


  2. andrea  April 14, 2014

    what is the quinoa serving for 1 person?

    • SkinnyMs  April 23, 2014

      1/2 cup uncooked to start or 1 cup cooked.

  3. Jeanette  July 17, 2014

    At the top of the recipe it says that it serves 4 but then at the end it says serves 2. Just wondering which it is.

    • SkinnyMs  July 18, 2014


      I've updated the recipe and it serves 4. Thanks! 🙂

  4. A warm  September 1, 2014

    What is a good alternative to quinoa as it upsets my tummy for some reason?

    • SkinnyMs  September 2, 2014

      A warm, Cooked and cooled wild rice or cous cous.

  5. Faithy Cakes  November 15, 2014

    Could you please let me know what sprouts you mean…. Alfalfa? Bean?

    • SkinnyMs  November 17, 2014

      Faithy Cakes, We mean Alfalfa sprouts but bean sprouts will work as well.

  6. kimmiek1967  December 8, 2014

    For the 4 ounces quinoa – what meal or snack does this go with or in place of as I know it is optional.

    • SkinnyMs  December 9, 2014

      Kimmiek1967, The Green Bean and Zucchini Salad can be eaten on its own or over a bed of quinoa for added protein.

  7. Alyssa  December 31, 2014

    I hate green beans, is there a substitute?

    • SkinnyMs  January 2, 2015

      Alyssa, Snow peas or sugar snap peas would be a great alternative.

  8. Carey Haas  January 12, 2015

    What would be a good substitute for the sprouts?

    • SkinnyMs  January 13, 2015

      Carey Hass, You can just omit the sprouts entirely and have the salad without it, or substitute them with
      basically any vegetable, such as cucumbers.

  9. Babylarson  March 29, 2016

    Does the calorie count per serving include the 1/2 cup cooked quinoa and the bean/zucchini mix?

    • SkinnyMs.  March 30, 2016

      No, the calorie count is for the green bean and zucchini salad only.

  10. Laz  March 30, 2016

    You show this as 6 smart points – is that including the quinoa? it isn’t included in the recipe but mentioned that the salad can be served on a bed of it.

    • SkinnyMs.  March 30, 2016

      The nutritional data is for the green bean and zucchini salad only. The quinoa will be extra.

  11. Valerie  April 26, 2016

    Can I use powdered ginger instead of fresh ginger root? And if so, how much?

    • Gale Compton  April 27, 2016

      Valerie, Sure that will work. I would use 1/2 teaspoon and more to taste. 🙂

  12. Camilla  January 10, 2017

    I can’t get the nutritional data to add up.. if it is 207kcal per serving without quinoa then the whole zucchini salad would be over 600kcal. It seems for correct that 207 is for the whole recipe and not per serving?

    • Kym Votruba  January 11, 2017

      We’re happy you enjoyed the recipe. ? We apologize that our nutritional data was way off; it’s been corrected now. Thank you for calling it to our attention.

  13. Mala  January 13, 2018

    Can you substitute any fruit as a snack? Can you drink unsweetened plant based milk on the cleanse?

    • Gale Compton  January 13, 2018

      Mala, Yes and Yes.

      We’ll soon have a recipe for plant-based milk and coffee creamer. 🙂


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