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Platter ofTarragon Dijon Green Bean Salad

Tarragon Dijon Green Bean Salad

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


This vibrant Tarragon Dijon Green Bean Salad features a tangy Dijon dressing that beautifully complements the tender-crisp green beans.



Blanch Ingredients:

  • 24 oz. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (+/-)
  • 5 cups water

Skillet Ingredients:

  • 1 small shallot, sliced thin

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (+/-) *
  • 1 Tablespoon capers, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (+/-)
  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon *
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch to ½ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (+/-)


  1. In a large, deep skillet, add 5 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of sea salt and bring to a rolling boil, then add the green beans and blanch (boil) for 5 minutes. Start the timer as soon as you place the green beans in the water.
  2. After 5 minutes, drain the green beans into a colander and run cold water over them until they are cold, (or plunge them into ice water), then lay them out onto a lint-free dish towel (or paper towels) to thoroughly drain.
  3. Make the dressing by adding all the Dressing Ingredients into a bowl and whisking well until smooth and emulsified.
  4. In a large bowl, gently mix the blanched green beans and shallots while pouring the dressing over top. Continue to gently mix until everything has been thoroughly coated.
  5. Transfer the green bean salad to a serving platter, serve, and enjoy.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Serving:  4 to 6