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Marinated Green Bean-and-Apple Salad

Photo: Will Dickey
Prep time 30 mins
Chill time 8 hrs
Yield Makes 8 servings


  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 shallots, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coarse-grained mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 Red Delicious apples, thinly sliced
  • Bibb lettuce

How to Make It

  1. Cook green beans in boiling water to cover 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Plunge immediately into cold water to stop the cooking process; drain. Place in a zip-top plastic bag.

  2. Process shallots and next 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Turn blender on high; add oil in a slow, steady stream. Pour over beans; seal and chill 8 hours, turning occasionally. Add apple, tossing to coat; drain.

  3. Arrange beans and apple on a lettuce-lined plate.