Adapted by Farmer Dave’s from My Recipes


  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 shallots, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coarse-grained mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 apples (eating varieties such as Macintosh), thinly sliced
  • Bibb lettuce


Cook green beans in boiling water to cover 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Plunge immediately into cold water to stop the cooking process; drain. Place in a zip-top plastic bag. Process shallots and next 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Turn blender on high; add oil in a slow, steady stream. Pour over beans; seal and chill 8 hours, turning occasionally. Add apple, tossing to coat; drain. Arrange beans and apple on a lettuce-lined plate. Enjoy!