Fagiolini in insalata

French bean salad   Traditional recipe

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • 600 g (21 oz) French beans
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar from Modena (Italy)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, in vinegar, well drained
  • Salt
  • Time:
    a few minutes
  • Difficulty:
    easy recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: XX (kcal) - XX (kJ)
    Protein: XX (g)
    Total fat: XX (g)
    Total carbohydrate: XX (g)
    Sugars: XX (g)

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Trim the ends of the French beans, pulling off any strings. Wash them and steam for about 15-20 minutes. Cooking time depends on their size. You can add to boiling water some balsamic vinegar. Drain and put them in a large bowl. Let them cool. Dress with all the ingredients and stir gently.


You can add a clove of garlic, if you like.