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French Green Bean Salad

French Green Bean Salad

French Green Bean Salad with snow peas, sweet persimmon and toasted hazelnuts, combined with fresh orange and lemon zest for a citrus undertone.

Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword French Green Bean Salad
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 269 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb french green beans
  • 1 lb snow peas
  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts toasted, unskinned and chopped
  • 5 persimmons unskinned and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon walnut or hazelnut oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Fill 2 large sauce pans with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Wash and trim the ends of the french green beans and snow peas.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add the french beans to the water and blench for 4-5 minutes, stir a few times. Transfer to a colander, drain all the water and cool down under very cold tap water. Drain completely.
  4. Add the snow peas to the second sauce pan of boiling water, blench for 2 minutes, stir gently a few times. Transfer to a colander, drain all the water and cool down under very cold tap water. Drain completely.
  5. If you bought unskinned and toasted hazelnuts, chop them, if no, preheat oven to 350F, scatter the hazelnuts over a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, cool down and with a kitchen towel, rub well to remove the skin, chop and set aside.
  6. In a small bowl mix the olive oil, walnut oil and orange juice, set aside.
  7. Unskin and slice the persimmons.
  8. In a large salad bowl, add the french beans, snow peas, sliced persimmon, minced garlic, orange zest, lemon zest and the oil mixture. Season with salt and pepper and toss gently.
  9. Serve!
Nutrition Facts
French Green Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 427mg12%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1610IU32%
Vitamin C 70.1mg85%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.