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Green Beans in Pomegranate Vinaigrette


3 cups fresh green beans

Seeds from 1 pomegranate

¾ cup chopped chestnuts

Zest and juice of 1 orange

1 shallot, diced

1-2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard

½−¾ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Blanch green beans and add to a large bowl. Toss with pomegranate seeds (to taste), chestnuts, and orange zest.
  2. In a separate small bowl, add 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice, diced shallot, red wine vinegar, and whole-grain mustard. Whisk ingredients together, then continue whisking while slowly adding olive oil until mixture is emulsified. Add more olive oil to taste to balance acidity.
  3. Toss vinaigrette with bean mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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