Green Beans with Warm Poppy Seed Dressing

April 13, 2021

From Eating Well. Serves 4. Ready in about 20 minutes.


  • 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon white-wine or rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon minced shallot or onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 pound green beans, stem ends trimmed


  1. To prepare dressing: Heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add poppy seeds and toast, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl or jar, and let cool. Add oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, shallot, salt and pepper; whisk until blended.
  2. To prepare beans: Cook beans in a large pot of boiling water until just tender, 3-4 minutes. Drain. Warm the dressing in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beans and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate dressing for up to 2 days.