Green Beans With Herbs and Olives

Green Beans With Herbs and Olives

A salad of freshly picked green beans is a true treat. Whatever the color — green, purple or pale yellow — choose smaller beans, which are naturally more tender.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring a large saucepan of well-salted water to a boil. Add beans and cook for 2 minutes, until firm-tender. Drain and rinse beans with cool water, then blot with a kitchen towel. Set aside.
  2. Step 2

    Make the vinaigrette: Put garlic, shallot and vinegar in a small bowl. Add a good pinch of salt and a smaller pinch of pepper; let macerate for 5 to 10 minutes. Add mustard and whisk to dissolve, then whisk in olive oil.
  3. Step 3

    Assemble the salad: Put cooked beans in a serving bowl and season lightly with salt and pepper. Add olives and half the vinaigrette. Toss well, then taste and adjust seasoning. Sprinkle salad with dill and chives and serve.