Lemon and Ginger Green Beans


  • 1 lb. fresh green beans
  • 3 T F. Oliver’s Heady Garlic EVOO
  • 1 T F. Oliver’s Lemon Bouquet Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 T peeled fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1 T red onion, finely minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Place green beans in boiling water, cooking until just tender crisp and bright green. Refresh in ice water, and set aside.
  • In a small skillet heat 2 tablespoons of the EVOO over low flame. Add ginger and onion and cook very briefly until the onion in slightly soft. Do not let brown; simply let them mellow. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Add remainder of EVOO and the Balsamic Vinegar. Whisk the mixture together. Pour the vinaigrette over green beans,and toss until coated.
  • Season to taste and chill well.

This versatile vinaigrette tastes delicious with a variety of garden greens and vegetables as well as adding a fresh note to chicken salads and chilled cooked seafood.