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Green Beans with Warm Dijon Vinaigrette

Spice Islands®

Green Beans with Warm Dijon Vinaigrette


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

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

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Thyme

1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands® Sea Salt

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper

5 tablespoons Corn Oil

1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


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 toweling. Set aside.

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

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet. Add beans and sauté 3 three minutes. Add vinaigrette; stir beans to coat and sauté an additonal 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.


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