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French Green Bean Salad
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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 269kcal
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

  • Fill 2 large sauce pans with water and bring to a boil.
  • Wash and trim the ends of the french green beans and snow peas.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a small bowl mix the olive oil, walnut oil and orange juice, set aside.
  • Unskin and slice the persimmons.
  • 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.
  • Serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1610IU | Vitamin C: 70.1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 3.3mg