The dish balances the sweetness of the beans with a smoky, spicy sauce. Review this recipe. Spicy Green Bean Salad. Let sit for at least 30 minutes for flavors to meld. Stir first 8 ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Toss with dressing and add black pepper to your liking. Let stand 30 minutes to blend flavors. Bring a pot of water to a boil and blanche beans for about 2 minutes, still crunchy and bright green. January 6, 2007. It is best made with fresh green beans, they are nice and crisp, but frozen green beans can be used too. Preparation. Allrecipes Trusted Brands Back to Recipe. In this crisp, summer side dish, fresh green beens and sweet peppers are joined with edamame in a sweet and spicy chili-lime dressing. Combine red pepper, tomato, cilantro, basil, mint, and green beans. ... 1 of 0 Fresh Green Bean Salad. Season dressing with salt and pepper. Each time the summer rolls around and BBQing starts I make my favorite side dish, Spicy Green Beans. Shock in cold water.