Recipes Side Dishes Beans Green Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Mustard Vinaigrette

Green Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Mustard Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

In this delicious riff on the classic green bean salad, we add earthy chickpeas, crunchy radishes and crumbled bacon, all tossed with a sweet and sour mustard vinaigrette. It’s the perfect side dish for a picnic or barbecue. For a vegetarian version, omit the bacon.


  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 6 Tbs. firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 6 Tbs. whole grain mustard
  • 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed, halved crosswise and blanched
  • 1 can (14 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed and drained well
  • 8 radishes, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 4 bacon slices, cooked until crisp and crumbled (optional)


In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, brown sugar, whole grain mustard, Dijon mustard and chives. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, toss together the green beans, chickpeas, radishes and bacon. Add the vinaigrette and toss well to combine. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

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