Classic French Bean Salad Recipe


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
CuisineMain Ingredient


 French beans2 Pound, topped and tailed
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), peeled and lightly crushed
 Green olive oil4 Teaspoon
 Lemon juice1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Tomatoes750 Gram, skinned and sliced (1.5 Pound)
 Onion2 Medium, peeled sliced and separated into rings
 Black pepper1
 Wine vinegar2 Teaspoon
 Oregano/Marjoram / basil1 Tablespoon


1. Trim the beans to equal lengths. Steam for about 8-10 minutes until just tender, then pour the water out of the saucepan below the steamer and put the beans immediately into the hot pan, adding the garlic clove, 2 teaspoons of the oil, the lemon juice and a sprinkling of salt. Replace the lid; shake well and set aside to cool.
2. When the beans are completely cold, discard the garlic and assemble the salad on a large flat platter. Starting at one end, arrange a row of beans, then a row of tomato, a row of onion on top of the tomatoes, then beans again, and so on.
3. Sprinkle everything lightly with salt and pepper and drizzle the remaining oil and the vinegar over the tomatoes and onions only. Sprinkle the platter with chopped oregano and serve.