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Green bean salad

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. In a large bowl whisk together the egg yolk, shallot and vinegar. Gradually add the oil while whisking to create a thick emulsion, and then season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  2. Add the beans to the dressing and mix together.

  3. To serve, pile the beans high on a plate.


  • 1 free-range egg yolk
  • ½ shallot, finely chopped
  • ½tsp white wine vinegar
  • 50ml/2fl oz olive oil
  • 100g/3½oz green beans, blanched, refreshed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Green bean salad

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