Green bean salad with mustardy dressing

Green bean salad with mustardy dressing

Green beans taste delicious simply steamed, but they taste even better charred on a griddle pan and mixed with a mustardy dressing!
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4


  • 400 g fine green beans trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 echalion shallot finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • a pinch caster sugar
  • to serve mint, parsley or dill


  • Heat a frying or griddle pan over a very high heat. Toss the green beans with 1 tbsp of the olive oil and season generously. Tip into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, turning every now and again, until blistered and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining tbsp of oil, shallot, mustard, vinegar, sugar and 1 tbsp of water with some seasoning.
  • Tip the charred beans onto a serving platter and drizzle over the mustardy dressing. Scatter over the herbs.