My mother-in-law made a version of this recipe at one of our first dinners at her place. Loved it! Rather than the traditional green bean casserole, I decided to add this to my holiday menu. I found this recipe at EatingWell.com.
Poppy Seed Green Beans
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar, or rice-wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 pound green beans, stem ends trimmed
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 (or shake) until blended.
To prepare beans: Cook beans in a large pot of boiling water until just tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain. Warm the dressing in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beans and toss to coat.