Marinated Green Bean Salad

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  • Servings: 2-4


1 (12-ounce) package of Green Giant™ Fresh Green Beans
1/2 tsp. salt

Zest of one lemon, divided
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 clove garlic, grated
¼ tsp. salt
¼ cup sunflower oil or other neutral oil
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. finely chopped shallot, about 1 medium shallot

To serve:
¼ cup toasted hazelnuts
¼ tsp red chili flakes
Lemon zest


  1. Steam green beans in the microwave or on the stovetop until crisp-tender, about 5-7 minutes. Place in a colander and run under cold water to halt cooking. Sprinkle with salt. 
  2. Make vinaigrette. Set aside ½ tsp lemon zest and whisk together the remaining zest with mustard, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and grated garlic. Slowly whisk in the sunflower oil followed by the olive oil until the mixture emulsifies. Stir in the chopped shallots.
  3. Toss green beans with vinaigrette in a serving bowl and top with chopped hazelnuts, chili flakes, and reserved lemon zest.