Balsamic French Bean Salad

Balsamic French Bean Salad


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About this recipe: This cool, crunchy French bean salad is great for a picnic or as a side to lamb and other meat dishes. Balsamic vinegar adds depth to the flavour.


Serves: 4 

  • 500g (2 cups) fresh, tender baby french beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots (may use tender core of onions)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Place french beans in a large pan. Fill with enough water to cover beans, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 10 minutes. Drain, and let cool.
  2. In a bowl, stir together onions, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and oil. Pour over green beans. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve cold.

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