Green Beans with Mustard Vinaigrette

serves 6

Beans with a new lease of life


  • 2 tbsp finely chopped shallot
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp rock or sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 100ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • Seasoning to taste
  • 220g green beans, untrimmed


  1. Mix together the shallot, vinegar and garlic and allow to stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Add the mustard and measured seasoning then whisk together. Once combined, slowly add the oil while continuing to whisk.
  3. Stir in the capers and adjust seasoning to taste.
  4. Boil the beans for 3 to 4 minutes, drain and mix with the dressing straightaway.