Mediterranean Green Beans

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Use the olive mix to dress other veggies, such as tomato wedges, cooked baby potatoes, or roasted bell peppers.


  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 large shallot, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 (8-oz.) packages haricots verts (thin green beans)


Hands On: 10 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

  1. 1. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in olive oil, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. 2. Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover 3 to 4 minutes or until bright and crisp-tender; drain. Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain and pat dry. Toss together beans and olive mixture. Serve at room temperature, or cover and chill up to 2 hours.
Marian Cooper Cairns,
June 2014