Green Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Mustard Vinaigrette

Green Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Mustard Vinaigrette

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes


6 people

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.

Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

For a vegetarian version, omit the bacon.


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


  • 1 In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, brown sugar, whole grain mustard, Dijon mustard and chives. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper.
  • 2 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.



If you haven’t had pumpkin soup, you are missing a delightful dining experience. This savory soup is ideal for one of those first (…)

28 Aug

Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonette of Little Donkey in Cambridge, Massachusetts, add miso to their addictive banana bread to give it a (…)

More TFC