Green Beans with Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”5 min” cook_time=”8 min” serves=”6″ details=”” ] [factoid]When green beans are in season, it’s also the time to find

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[factoid]When green beans are in season, it’s also the time to find truly sweet-fleshed onions, such as Vidalia and Walla Walla. This vinaigrette brings out the sweetness of the onions and makes the best of fresh summer beans.
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  • 2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

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  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ large sweet onion, such as Vidalia or Walla Walla, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Remove the top and the tail of the green beans, and slice in half diagonally.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the green beans. Cook for about 8 minutes, or until just tender.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the oil, vinegar, and mustard. Add the onions and season with a little salt and pepper.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Drain the beans well. Pour the vinaigrette over the hot beans and marinate for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.[/step-item]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest