These are perfect green beans: simple flavors combined into an elegant dish that goes with almost anything. Jacques Pepin suggests a roast chicken, but they would pair equally well with a celebratory roast. (Photo: Michael Kraus for The New York Times)
Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette - this recipe i used as a loose guide. I used apple cider vinegar bc i had no white. I thought it was light and flavorful. Matt doesnt dig citrus vinaigrettes but he ate it wo complaint.
Roasted Potato Salad with Sour Cream and Shallots Roasting potatoes for potato salad, rather than boiling them, lends a caramelized sweetness that's offset by a tangy dressing of sour cream, mustard, and shallots.
Julia Child's Grated Zucchini Sauteed in Butter and Shallots