String Beans in Vinaigrette

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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5 cups water

1/4 pound string beans, ends snipped

1 medium shallot, halved and finely chopped

1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon sherry vinegar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Extra-virgin olive oil, for serving, optional


  1. Place 5 cups of water to boil with salt, once the water has reached a rolling boil, remove from the heat and add the string beans to the water for about 5 minutes. Strain the string beans through a colander and run under cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the shallots, mustard and vinegar together. Add the string beans and some salt and pepper and toss to combine. Serve chilled or at room temperature, drizzled with a little extra-virgin olive oil, if you like.