These warm, fresh-tasting beans offer an exciting alternative to old standby mushroom-soup-based green-bean casseroles. Toasting the poppy seeds brings out their nutty flavor.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2004


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Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare dressing: Heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add poppy seeds and toast, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl (or jar) and let cool. Add oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, shallot, salt and pepper; whisk (or shake) until blended.

  • To prepare beans: Cook beans in a large pot of boiling water until just tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain. Warm the dressing in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beans and toss to coat.


Make Ahead Tip: The dressing will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days

Nutrition Facts

112.7 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 10.6g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.7g 15% DV; sugars 2.5g; fat 7.6g 12% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 808IU 16% DV; vitamin c 11.3mg 19% DV; folate 38.1mcg 10% DV; calcium 60.3mg 6% DV; iron 0.8mg 5% DV; magnesium 23.1mg 8% DV; potassium 184.6mg 5% DV; sodium 104.3mg 4% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV; added sugar 1g.