French Bean Salad

A simple warm salad of French beans with vinaigrette. Perfect as a side dish or as part of a cold buffet.

Difficulty:👍👍

Cost: ££

Serves 4 people


500ml water
Salt
450g French beans (either fresh or frozen)
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
1 large garlic clove, crushed or finely chopped
Salt and black pepper

  1. Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan and add a pinch of salt. If using fresh beans cut the tips off both ends, and wash in cold water. When the water is boiling tip in the beans, cover the pan and cook until tender – about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the oil, vinegar, chopped or crushed garlic and seasoning in a salad bowl.
  3. As soon as the beans are cooked drain them and add to the dressing while still hot.
    Stir well to combine all the ingredients
  4. Allow to cool before serving.

Method

  1. Bring the water to the boil in a saucepan and add a pinch of salt. If using fresh beans cut the tips off both ends, and wash in cold water. When the water is boiling tip in the beans, cover the pan and cook until tender – about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the oil, vinegar, chopped or crushed garlic and seasoning in a salad bowl.
  3. As soon as the beans are cooked drain them and add to the dressing while still hot.
    Stir well to combine all the ingredients
  4. Allow to cool before serving.

Ingredients

500ml water
Salt
450g French beans (either fresh or frozen)
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
1 large garlic clove, crushed or finely chopped
Salt and black pepper

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