French bean salad with vinaigrette

Step by step recipe:

  1. 15 min.French bean salad with vinaigrette  : Photo of step #1
    Prepare and rinse 750 g green beans.
  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.
  3. 7 min.French bean salad with vinaigrette  : Photo of step #3
    Tip the beans into a large pan of boiling salted water and cook until tender.
  4. 2 min.French bean salad with vinaigrette  : Photo of step #4
    Drain them...
  5. 2 min.French bean salad with vinaigrette  : Photo of step #5
    ..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.
  6. 4 min.French bean salad with vinaigrette  : Photo of step #6
    Prepare 1 shallot and chop finely.

    Chop the herbs (parsley shown here).
  7. 1 min.French bean salad with vinaigrette  : Photo of step #7
    Put the beans, shallot and and herbs into a salad bowl...
  8. 2 min.French bean salad with vinaigrette  : Photo of step #8
    ...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.

Source:

Home made.

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