Perfect French Side Salad Recipe

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This is a simple tasting but wonderful side salad. The ingredients listed are not that easy to find, but you should feel free to substitute other lettuces and herbs that are available. The green beans are important include them if you can. And the dressing is a must. Mix and enjoy!

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Servings: 4


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  1. Place sliced shallots in a small dish. Cover them with vinegar and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Pull all the dark green endive leaves and discard. Then cut or break off the remaining leaves, wash in cold water with the chives and chervil or parsley, dry with a spinner or cloth, and place in a large salad bowl.
  2. Cook the beans in salted, boiling water until tender (about 8 minutes) then drain and allow to cool. Then add them to the salad. Remove the outer leaves of the Boston lettuce, wash them, and cut them into eight pieces. Add these to the bowl.
  3. To make the dressing, remove the shallots from the vinegar and sprinkle them over the salad leaves. Put 4 Tbsp of the left over vinegar into a medium bowl and add the mustard, garlic, a pinch of salt and whisk in the oil until the dressing emulsifies. Taste and correct for seasoning. Add the dressing to the salad, toss, and serve immediately. For presentation, you can leave the undressed salad on the table with the dressing next to it and dress just before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 192g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 151  
Calories from Fat 124 82%
Total Fat 14.01g 18%
Saturated Fat 1.95g 8%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Potassium 508mg 15%
Total Carbs 5.84g 2%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 14%
Sugars 0.95g 1%
Protein 2.49g 4%



  • John Spottiswood
    March 25, 2010
    This is a great side salad. I love the warm, tender green beans and the tangy mustard vinaigrette!
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    • Cooking Rookie
      March 25, 2010
      Lovely salad!
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      • Lauren CoffeeMuffins
        March 28, 2010
        Sounds delicious and perfect for spring time. Can't wait to start eating salads regularly again!
        • March 29, 2010
          I love this green salad so much, perfect . . .
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