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French bean salad with vinaigrette


French bean salad with vinaigrette
A very simple recipe for a salad of green (or yellow) French beans: The beans are boiled first, then thoroughly drained and served mixed with herbs, chopped shallot and a good vinaigrette (french dressing).
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Last modified on: October 27th 2016

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationCookingStart to finish
28 min.7 min.35 min.
Keeping:
A few hours in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 15 min.
French bean salad with vinaigrette  : Photo of step #1
Prepare and rinse 750 g green beans.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
French bean salad with vinaigrette  : Photo of step #2
It isn't essential, but the beans are much more pleasant to eat and cook more rapidly if they are cut up.

Stage 3 - 7 min.
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Tip the beans into a large pan of boiling salted water and cook until tender.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Drain them...

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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..and dry thoroughly (you can also use a salad spinner for this).

It is most important for the beans to be "dry", otherwise they will release water once in the salad bowl and ruin the vinaigrette.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
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Prepare 1 shallot and chop finely.

Chop the herbs (parsley shown here).

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Put the beans, shallot and and herbs into a salad bowl...

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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...add 5 tablespoons French dressing (vinaigrette), mix well and it's ready.

Remarks

A variant is to mix in the beans while they are still hot (well drained, of course) for a delicious warm brean salad.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
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French dressing (vinaigrette)French dressing (vinaigrette): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Leeks in vinaigrette , Red cabbage salad with chives, Warm chicken salad, Comtoise endive salad, Warm cauliflower salad with two cheeses, ... All
Herbs of your choiceHerbs of your choice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crunchy salad, "Land and sea" kebabs, Avocado with gravlax, Mixed tomato salad, Beetroot and cream cheese verrines, ... All
ShallotShallot: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Nanou's tuna tart, Warm broccoli and Tuna Salad, Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables, Chinese style chicken, Like a Boursin with garlic and herbs, ... All

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