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Fresh Green Bean and Salmon Salad

Seasonal fresh green bean and salmon salad will fill you up and keep you satisfied for lunch or dinner! Use wild caught Alaskan salmon or tuna for this dish.

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I realize I am in the minority here. So, prepare your selves for what I am about to say. I’m getting sick of summer.

Now that might be a little dramatic. (Nooo, say it isn’t so Megan!?) Well, after over two weeks of straight 85+ weather, an apartment that couldn’t cool down and sleeping with wet towels on me to act as a make shift swamp cooler so I could get some semblance of sleep – I am over the moon that we got clouds and, dare I say it, RAIN this weekend!

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This love of the rain almost got me into a fight with my local produce guy! That’s how seriously most Seattlites take their summer, because it is so short so many want to soak it all in. And I get that! I just can’t get behind the 90+ and a hot box sauna of an apartment that goes with that heat.

I think even Huck is enjoying the cool down since he is getting longer walks and not getting his paddies toasted on the asphalt. And it is making my afternoon runs so much easier, because ain’t no body got time for running in 90 degree heat. It’s a frightening sight.

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But even though I am not a fan of the heat, or more accurately, just the heat that never seems to escape the confines of my apartment on warm days, I do enjoy summer. I love the grilling, the sunshine, and the daylight hours going past 5 pm.

I should probably also double check and start testing my where-with-all to this heat, because if Ben and I ever want to move back to the Palouse, I better suck it up Buttercup – because it’s been Triple Digits. And if I can handle triple digits on our wedding day in Eastern Washington, I should be able to handle it in Seattle… right? Right!

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This Green Bean and Salmon Salad is perfect for these warm or not so warm summer days. Made with wild Alaskan Salmon, from Copper River no less, it’s packed with heathly protein and omega-3’s, lots of fiber from fresh green beans and kidney beans and of course, punched up with a simple and tangy vinaigrette. Must. Make.

Fresh Green Bean and Salmon Salad

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 3 Minutes

Total Time: 13 Minutes + Chill Time

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1 pound Green Beans, trimmed and cut into 1" pieces

1 15-ounce can Cannelini (or White Kidney Beans), drained and rinsed

1 can Wild Alaskan Salmon in Water, or Tuna in water

1 Shallot, thinly sliced

1/4 cup Cilantro, minced

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar

Salt and Pepper

2 Clove Garlic, minced

1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes


Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add in the trimmed green beans and cook for 3-4 minutes. Immediately drain and rinse with cold water until the beans are cool.  Drain well and pat dry with paper towels.

Pour into a large bowl. Add cannelini beans to the bowl. Drain salmon, and using fork, flake it into the bowl. Top with sliced shallots and minced cilantro.

In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste and minced garlic.  Pour over the salad and using a rubber spatula, fold together. Eat immediately or chill until ready to eat.

Recipe can be doubled to feed a crowd.



16 Responses to “Fresh Green Bean and Salmon Salad”

  1. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — July 21, 2014 @ 5:46 am

    Nope, nope, nope. You are most certainly NOT the only person sick of summer. I love the veggies, the fresh produce but I want the fall weather. I want the leaves, the crisp air, the ability to walk the dogs for two miles without looking like I stuck my finger in an electrical socket… But, you know, this salad. This will definitely take me through summer and straight into fall. Love it!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — July 21, 2014 @ 6:33 am

    Major bummer on being sick. It’s the pits when it’s 1200 degrees outside. But I love this salmon! Great dish for summer!

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    Amanda — July 21, 2014 @ 7:11 am

    I’m going to ignore that part about being sick of summer 😉 but definitely not the salad, looks wonderful! 🙂

  4. #
    Matt Robinson — July 21, 2014 @ 8:04 am

    This salad reminds me of being a kid, my mom made it all the time, although not with that amazing salmon though. We’ve barely even had summer yet, dreading the hot months ahead here in SoCal

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    Naomi — July 21, 2014 @ 8:25 am

    Yes, the high temperature sucks, but this salad does not! Yum!

  6. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — July 21, 2014 @ 8:29 am

    I get sick of summer when it reaches 100+ and this week we are due for that weather.

    What a great fresh salad with the addition of salmon.

  7. #
    Gaby — July 21, 2014 @ 8:30 am

    This is my kind of salad- so gorgeous!

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — July 21, 2014 @ 10:48 am

    Please pass the fork! This salad looks super hearty and delicious!

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    Jennifer Farley — July 21, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    One of the few things I hate about living in DC is the weather. In the winter I’m freezing and miserable, and in the summer I’m sweating and miserable. I love autumn and spring, the rest of the year can kiss my big booty.

    Also, love the salad 🙂

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    Kate @ Diethood — July 21, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    I saw this on my FB feed last night and was like, ermahgosh, WHERE is the recipe?!? Thank goodness it’s up today! This looks fantastic!

    Aaaand, I don’t want summer to end. 😛 xoxo

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    Susan — July 21, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    I am a lifetime resident of Poulsbo and I HATE hot weather. I love grey days and skies. My air conditioner ran non-stop for 2 weeks. Enough griping; I made this salad last night and it was remarkable. Thank you for sharing.

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — July 21, 2014 @ 6:52 pm

    Oooooo I LOVE summer and never ever get sick of it! And I never get sick of summer salads, bring ’em on! Love this!

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    Tieghan Gerard — July 21, 2014 @ 8:25 pm

    Send the high temps my way, please?!? It’s so not hot here.

    Loving this salad. Perfect sor hots days!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — July 22, 2014 @ 2:23 pm

    I’m one of those who is going to ignore the summer comment. However, I do not like being too hot. So I have a foot in your camp too. Moving along to the salad. I like it! This is a new spin on bean salad and makes it a lunch or dinner meal. Super!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — July 22, 2014 @ 10:19 pm

    I feel you on the summer thing. Living in Phoenix during the summer is horrendous and I am counting the days until it gets below even just 100! This salad is the perfect light meal for the weather!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — July 9, 2015 @ 12:10 pm

    This is my kind of salad – I love doing tuna + beans but never add green beans!! That will be changing. PS: Move to Michigan – it’s been the coldest July on record – upper 70’s!

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