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Green Bean Slaw

If you’d like to make this the night before a summer barbeque, refrigerate the cooked beans and dressed mixed vegetables separately. Bring to room temperature before mixing and serving.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: vegetarian side dish
Author: Marcia W. Smart


  • 1 1/4 pounds haricots verts thin green beans
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 medium carrot cut into fine julienne
  • 1 medium parsnip cut into fine julienne
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into fine julienne
  • 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot sauce such as Cholula or Tabasco
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 hard-cooked egg chopped, for garnish (optional)


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the beans until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain, rinse and pat dry.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook over moderate heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the vinegar, water, mustard, honey and celery seeds. Add the carrot, parsnip, red pepper and onion and toss until warmed through, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the beans and toss well. Add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce and season with salt and pepper. Garnish the slaw with the chopped egg and serve warm or at room temperature.