Green Beans with Cider Vinaigrette

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Enjoy this simple salad with our Grilled Steak Sandwiches with Goat Cheese and Arugula.


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 2 pounds green beans, stem ends removed

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled

  • cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


  1. Set a steamer basket in a pot. Fill with enough salted water to come just below basket; bring to a boil. Prepare a large bowl of ice water.

  2. Place green beans in basket; top with garlic. Cover, and steam until green beans are crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Reserve garlic. Transfer green beans to ice water; let stand until cool. Drain; pat dry.

  3. Make vinaigrette: Using the flat side of the blade of a chef's knife, mash reserved garlic into a paste. Place in a small bowl; whisk in oil, vinegar, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Toss green beans with vinaigrette, and serve.

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