Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Boiling water cooks the beans quickly so they retain their vibrant color. Haricots verts are slender French green beans; if you substitute regular green beans, cook an additional 30 seconds to one minute. The almonds are toasted for the most robust flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook beans in boiling water 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge beans into ice water; drain well. Pat beans dry with paper towels.

Step 2

Combine vinegar, oil, mustard, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add beans to vinegar mixture; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with almonds.

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Ratings & Reviews

msquared61's Review

msquared61
April 05, 2013
I made this for Easter and it was a big hit! I loved that I could make it the day before. I did not have the sherry vinegar so used apple cider vinegar and it was yummy. In the rush of getting everything on the dinner table, I did forget to toast and use the almonds! So I am sure it would have been even better! Would definitely make again and hopefully remember the almonds!

HennyPenny's Review

Ginamae
June 30, 2012
Made this with fresh beans from my garden and everyone loved it! Simple to make, and it pairs well with grilled foods.

nicccolettte's Review

lalala706
October 06, 2011
Made this last night and it was great. I followed the recipe as written. Very easy, delicious and fast!

tehwarrens's Review

tehwarrens
May 10, 2011
Love this dish-- been making it for years. Easy, light, and fresh, and it's really easy to adjust the flavors to your liking. I pair it with Maple-Dijon crusted chicken thighs, and it's excellent.

mkumpe's Review

HennyPenny
March 09, 2011
Delicious and easy! Nice spin on flavors!

lalala706's Review

mkumpe
December 24, 2010
Just finished making this and it is fantastic! Simple and delish; I choose this recipe because it seemed easy to take to a pot luck Christmas dinner. The flavor is clean and what a veggie side dish should be- just perfect! I used 1/2 balsamic 1/2 red wine vinegar in place of sherry and I don't believe it is missing anything by using this substitution.

Ginamae's Review

nicccolettte
February 13, 2009
very delicious and easy, esp. since I wanted something i could make in advance for a party. with pork tenderloin on dollar rolls, and mac and cheese. I boiled the beans slightly longer just because I like them a little soft, but not mushy. I finally found sherry vinegar, but as a substitute for it, you could mix equal parts red wine and balsamic vinegars, or equal apple cider and balsamic. I'd make these again.