A Meatless Monday side dish today, green beans in vinaigrette! This is such a nice twist on the classic and succulent warm green beans, with a dollop of butter – which happen to be a favourite of mine! This dish adds layers to your meal, not only because it’s eaten cool, but the vinaigrette makes it very similar to a salad. Not only are these green beans the perfect side dish to your meatless Monday main such as Roasted Butternut Squash Soup or Baked Tortellini but it is also a great sweet and vinegary side dish for Thanksgiving!

Everyone knows how crazy busy things get on Thanksgiving, so why not make a simple, and sure to please side dish like these green beans in vinaigrette?

Green Beans in Vinaigrette
Recipe Adapted from: Martha Stewart

1-2 lbs green beans, ends trimmed
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp white-wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper


Have a bowl/pot of cold water prepared. Steam green beans for 5-8 minutes. I like steaming green beans because they turn a vibrant green and remain nice and crunchy as well.

Once they are done steaming, quickly move the beans to the water to stop them from cooking. Once cooled, dry off and place in your serving dish.

In a bowl whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Once mixed, pour over beans and toss to serve.

It’s that easy, and delicious. Yum!! Have a great Meatless Monday and be sure to put this on your list for Thanksgiving!

– Lou

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