Green Beans with Vinaigrette

Green Beans with Vinaigrette
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

These fresh green beans help balance out the richness of the rest of the Thanksgiving meal.


  • 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

  • ¼ 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.

Cook's Notes

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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