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Green Beans with Warm Dijon Vinaigrette

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"The Warm Dijon Vinaigrette transforms simple green beans into beans fit for company!"
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25 m servings 160
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  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: 160 calories; 14.2 7.6 2.9 1 105 Full nutrition

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With all the ingredients involved in the preparation, I expected something remarkable. Perhaps that was the problem - too much "stuff." These were good, not great.

Most helpful critical review

Too greasy! Good general idea, but just less oil next time and more mustard...

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With all the ingredients involved in the preparation, I expected something remarkable. Perhaps that was the problem - too much "stuff." These were good, not great.

We loved these! The only change I made was in using frozen green beans instead of fresh. No need to change anything, these are delicious just as is. Yum!

I substituted fresh broccoli, and we were quite happy with the result!! I steamed cut up broccoli in step 1, and followed the remainder as written. We'll certainly have this again!

We loved these green beans! Simple, delicious and full of flavor...a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

What I like about this recipe is the zingy vinaigrette! I love green beans, so I don't want their flavor lost beneath other flavors. This dressing enlivens the flavor, and adds the crunch of a...

So far, this is my favorite way to prepare Green Beans! Simple, Quick & Delicious!

I thought these were simple to put together for a week night meal and jazzed up plain green beans. I do think the vinaigrette was a touch oily and could have used some more dijon for flavor. ...

I really liked this recipe and thought this was a good way to dress up green beans. A few changes I made based on other reviews and what I had in the kitchen: I halved the oil, replaced the thym...

I made these for Thanksgiving. I only used green beans, 1 clove garlic, finely minced, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon Thyme, 1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/4 teaspoon Fine Grind Black Pepper...