This lemon and dill vinaigrette is a natural complement to green beans. It's also great tossed with steamed asparagus or drizzled over sliced fresh tomatoes. To make this recipe serve 10, multiply all the ingredients by 2 1/2: Use 2 1/2 pounds green beans, 3 tablespoons dill, 2 1/2 tablespoons each shallot, oil and lemon juice, 2 1/2 teaspoons mustard and 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring an inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add green beans, cover and cook until tender-crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk dill, shallot, oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the green beans and toss to coat. Let stand about 10 minutes before serving to blend flavors.

Nutrition Facts

73.5 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 9.6g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.6g 15% DV; sugars 1.9g; fat 3.8g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 823IU 17% DV; vitamin c 12.6mg 21% DV; folate 38.6mcg 10% DV; calcium 51.2mg 5% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 21.1mg 8% DV; potassium 177.8mg 5% DV; sodium 163.2mg 7% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

Reviews (14)

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2017
Great green bean recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2017
Extremely easy and tasty. The dish has a nice zing. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2016
Fresh and tangy green beans Love this recipe! After steaming the fresh green beans I shocked them in ice water to hold their color then added them to the marinade. Big hit with rotisserie chicken and quinoa/rice. In fact the marinade is fabulous on the chicken too! Pros: Fast easy delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2015
Best Green Bean Recipe I've always been sort of apathetic about green beans but not this recipe. They are amazing! The vinaigrette is simple but perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2014
Fantastic change to heavy green bean cassarole I was looking for something lighter for Christmas dinner and came upon this one. It was great! Everyone loved it and my Sister left with a copy of the recipe in her hand. The recipe is easy to make (I steamed the beans) and I intend to keep this one in my recipe box Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2014
Use what you have on hand! I used lime juice dill spice from the pantry onion instead of shallots a squirt of brown mustard (but I did cook the onions w/the beans) and this was fabulous! Don't be scared to switch it up! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2014
Nice change from plain old green beans The vinaigerette adds a nice tangy wake-up call to the green beans. Pros: easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2012
The dill vinaigrette is amazing. This dish is also great served cold the next day and I almost prefer it that way. We live very fit and healthy lifestyles and I am always looking for something new that fits into that. This definitely works. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is so simple and an easy way to spice up what would otherwise be plain steamed green beans...a great side dish accompaniment with salmon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Love this recipe; makes you want to keep eating green beans which frankly I tend to find quite bland on their own. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is an A recipe especially with fresh green beans freshly picked from the garden. -C2 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe lifts the humble green bean to new heights! Fast simple and delicious; I'm wondering about other veggies that might work-even with a little tweak. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
My boyfriend and I halved this recipe and ate it with Eatingwell.com's Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil. Though we absolutely loved the salmon something was off with the green beans. The lemon juice made it a bit too sour and the combination of ingredients with the dill made my boyfriend comment that it tasted like I'd dumped the juice from a bottle of pickles on the green beans. I think it's probably just a matter of preference but I'd rather eat my green beans plain than with this marinade. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This recipe sounds delicious. I love dill! I think I will try this one out with my family for Christmas Dinner. Read More