Sometimes I get bored with my choice of vegetables for dinner. I absolutely love veggies, in fact my husband and I will each eat an entire head of roasted broccoli in one sitting and not think twice about it. But every now and then I like to change it up.

This green bean side dish/salad is fantastic and super easy to make. Blanching veggies is so quick and easy, and with the instructions in this recipe, it's fool-proof. I love the classic French style dressing used to toss this salad it as well - it's light and refreshing and packed with flavor.

French Green Bean Salad

Prep Time

20 Minutes
Cook Time

3 Minutes
Total Time

23 Minutes

Serves 2


  • 10 oz Green Beans (ends trimmed off)
  • 1 Tablespoon minced Shallot
  • 1 minced Garlic Clove
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 tsps Salt
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • Combine shallot, garlic and vinegar in a bowl. Let sit for at least 15 minutes while you prepare the beans.
  • Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Place your cut/cleaned green beans in and cook exactly 3 minutes. Remove from water and place immediately in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Drain and set in a bowl.
  • To your shallot mixture, add the mustard and measured salt and pepper and whisk until combined. Whisking constantly, add the oil in a slow, steady stream. Taste and season with additional salt/pepper if needed. Toss beans in dressing and serve - you can serve this either warm or room temperature.