French Green Bean Salad

French Green Bean Salad

French Green Bean Salad

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes*
Total time: 12 minutes*


  • 4 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • 1 lb. French green beans (haricots verts),  trimmed**
  • 3 tbsp. thinly sliced shallots
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp. chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. For the vinaigrette, in a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, mustard and honey. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add beans; cook 2 minutes. Drain, then immediately place beans in a large bowl of ice water. Let stand in ice water 3 minutes. Drain; transfer to a large serving bowl.
  3. Pour vinaigrette over beans. Add shallots; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese and walnuts and serve.

Recipe notes:  *3 minutes stand time extra
**Or use snap beans if French beans are unavailable, and increase cooking time by 2 minutes.


Nutrition facts US Canadian
calories: 135 563.96 kJ
fat: 9 g (14 %) 9.26 g
cholesterol: 6 mg (2 %) 5.60 mg
sodium: 60 mg (2 %) 59.98 mg
carbohydrate: 11 g (4 %) 11.13 g
dietary fiber: 4 g (17 %) 4.15 g
protein: 4 g 4.41 g

* Recipe developed for Integrated Marketing Services Photography by Visual Cuisines

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Kim Chi Spinach Salad

Orange-Ginger Dressing

  • 1-1/4 tsp. Bragg’s Amino Acids or lite soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. fruit sweetened orange marmalade
  • 2 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger


  • 1/2 cup Kim Chi, coarsely chopped (measured before chopped)
  • 6 cups lightly packed baby spinach leaves
  • 3 large red radishes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp. sliced almonds, optional (or other mild flavored nut such as toasted pine nuts or macadamia nuts)

In a large salad bowl, combine the amino acids, orange marmalade, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and ginger; stir to combine. Add Kim Chi, mix well. Add spinach and radishes; toss well. Sprinkle with nuts.

*If desired, dressing amount can be doubled for a more heavily dressed salad.

Serves 4.

Developed by: Little Roc Recipe Company

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