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easy green bean salad

Easy green bean salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine global vegetarian
Servings 2 people


  • 200 grams green beans
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch sugar

For dressing

  • 2 garlic pods peeled and greated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • To prepare the green bean salad, start by bringing a medium sized saucepan of water to boil with 1/2 tsp salt and a pinch of sugar. Keep a bowl of iced water on the side.
  • Meanwhile, wash beans well. Top and tail them. Cut diagonally in half to make spears. If the beans are small, then leave them whole.
  • Once the water in the saucepan is boiling, add the beans to it and boil for 4-5 minutes.
  • Pass through a colander and plunge into the ice water bowl. This stops the beans from cooking further and retains the bright green colour. After 5 minutes, remove the blanched beans and mop dry with a kitchen towel.
  • To prepare the dressing for this easy green bean salad, combine all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously with a fork until thick and creamy. Just before serving, toss beans well in the dressing. Serve immediately.