Green Beans with Warm Dijon Vinaigrette


The Warm Dijon Vinaigrette transforms simple green beans into beans fit for company!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon finely minced red onion

  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon Spice Islands® Thyme

  • teaspoon Spice Islands® Sea Salt

  • ¼ teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper

  • 5 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil

  • ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. To blanch beans, fill a large stock pot half-way with water. Leave enough room for the beans. Bring to a boil over high heat; add beans and return to a full boil. Boil beans 5 minutes. Drain beans and immediately place in large bowl filled with ice water. Let sit 3 minutes; drain thoroughly. Pat dry with paper towel. Set aside.

  2. Whisk together vinegar, sugar, onion, garlic, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Whisk in 4 tablespoons oil slowly; set aside.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet. Add beans and saute 3 three minutes. Add vinaigrette; stir beans to coat and saute an additional 3 minutes or until heated through. Transfer beans to serving platter; top with almonds and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.


Recipe Tip: Both the vinaigrette and blanched green beans can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.

Frozen Green Bean Variation: Skip the blanching step and sauté frozen beans in large covered skillet for 3 to 4 minutes. Follow remaining directions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
14g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 190mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.