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Under 30 Minutes

Green Beans with Vinaigrette

To make ahead (up to one day), steam beans and make the dressing; refrigerate separately, covered. Up to one hour before serving, toss beans with dressing, and keep at room temperature.

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  • Servings: 8
Green Beans with Vinaigrette

Source: Everyday Food, November 2004


  • 2 pounds green beans, stem ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Fill a large bowl with ice water; set aside.

  2. Place green beans, stem ends trimmed, in basket. Cover; steam until crisp-tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Plunge beans in ice water. When cool, drain; pat dry with paper towels. Transfer to a large bowl.

  3. In a small bowl or jar, whisk or shake extra-virgin olive oil, white-wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, coarse salt, and ground pepper until thickened and combined. Pour over beans; toss to coat.

Reviews (3)

  • Hankian 17 Mar, 2013

    This is a great recipe! The dressing is nice and light and merely adds flavor. The beans do not "soak" in it. Very tasty! I also added dried cranberries and almond slivers. It was a hit at my party.

  • cheftb 23 Nov, 2011

    Made years ago. Yum! Making again today for Thanksgiving.

  • LadyLuxe1 7 Jul, 2009

    Great tasting

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