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Green Bean Caesar Salad with Black Pepper Parmesan Croutons

Green Bean Caesar Salad with Black Pepper Parmesan Croutons

You’ve got to love a fantastic salad in the middle of summer. Whether it’s a mix of soft lettuce, a pasta salad, a chopped salad, or a caprese salad, I’m down with them all.

But, to quote my grandfather, “This one is a real corker!”

Green bean Caesar Salad with black pepper parmesan croutons

Tender (but still al dente), green beans, very peppery and cheesy croutons, thinly shaved parmesan, all tossed together in a super savory Caesar salad dressing – well – let’s just say this salad is the cat’s meow of the season.

And the joy of using green beans as the base for this salad rather than romaine, is that it holds for a couple of days even dressed in the refrigerator.

Just add the croutons and shaved parm before serving.

How fun is that?

Green Bean Caesar Salad with Black Pepper Parmesan Croutons

Green Bean Caesar Salad with Black Pepper Parmesan Croutons

This super savory green bean Caesar salad with black pepper parmesan croutons is everything you want in a summer salad! It's crunchy, fresh, bright, and perfect on a weeknight.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Launie Kettler


  • 2 cups roughly torn day-old rustic or sourdough bread
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated black pepper
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


Crouton Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Fit a large, rimmed sheet pan with parchment.
  • Toss the bread, butter, parmesan, and black pepper together in a large bowl.
  • Arrange the croutons in a single layer on the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, flip, and bake for an additional 5-10minutes, or until golden brown.

Green Bean Caesar Salad Instructions:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the green beans, and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the green beans, and place in a large ice water bath.
  • Once the beans are cold, drain the water and pat dry with paper towels.

Caesar Vinaigrette Instructions:

  • Whisk all of the ingredients together. Reserve.

To Assemble:

  • Toss the green beans, croutons, and shaved parmesan togetherin a large bowl or plate.
  • Drizzle with vinaigrette, and stir well to coat.

Green bean Cesear salad with black pepper parmesan croutons

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