Easy recipe for French beans

A delicious recipe for French beans with wholegrain mustard and garlic. A quick, easy, budget-friendly and healthy side dish made with simple ingredients in your pantry.

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This is a simple recipe for side dish with crunchy French beans flavored with wholegrain mustard, garlic and lemon that takes less than 10 minutes to make. It happens to be vegan, too.

how to cook French beans

I’ve tried recipes that cook the French beans as a whole, they LOOK great but the flavors are superficial.

The solution here is to cut the French beans into equal-sized pieces. More surface area exposed to the dressing= more flavor absorbed. If you have been following my blog, you will know that I’m quite obsessed with flavors being absorbed thoroughly.

Boil the French beans in salted water (again, for better flavor), drain and mix in the simple garlic mustard dressing which you can prepare while the beans are boiling.

ingredients for the mustard dressing

  • wholegrain mustard- gives you a delicious nutty flavor
  • minced garlic- to complement the mustard
  • chili flakes for that spicy kick
  • lemon juice and zest for the tang
  • extra virgin olive oil that brings it all together

Mix all ingredients for the dressing and add to the drained beans while still warm. Done!

Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and serve immediately. So HEALTHY, so TASTY!

you’ll love this recipe for French beans because it is

  • quick and easy
  • budget-friendly
  • super healthy
  • suitable to feed a crowd
  • DELICIOUS!

what to serve the French beans with

garlic butter salmon

lemon rice with brown rice

baked chicken breasts

lemon garlic quinoa or 3 bean mexican quinoa for a low carb vegan meal

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closeup view of easy French beans recipe in a white ceramic bowl

Easy recipe for French Beans

A delicious recipe for French beans with wholegrain mustard and garlic. A quick, easy, budget-friendly and healthy side dish.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 400 grams French beans (14 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin

Instructions
 

Cook the French beans

  • Chop the French beans into 2 or 3 equal pieces each. Place in a wide pan and add water with 1/2 teaspoon salt to cover the beans. Cover with a lid and bring it to a boil. Once it starts boiling, remove from heat and drain.

Prepare the dressing

  • Mix together wholegrain mustard, minced garlic, chili flakes, lemon juice and zest, olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Toss with the drained beans. Let it sit for 5 minutes before serving. This French bean recipe tastes best when served warm.

Notes

  • Cutting the French beans allows the dressing to be absorbed well.
  • Boil the beans in salted water to enhance the flavor.
  • Slivered almonds can be sprinkled before serving.
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