green beans with sweet mustard vinaigrette

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Serves 4


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1/4 cup grape seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Wash the green beans and trim the stems.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  3. Boil the green beans for 2-3 minutes, until the beans are tender.
  4. While the beans boil, fill a large bowl with cold water and 8-10 ice cubes.
  5. Once the beans are tender, remove them from the heat, drain, rinse with cold water and place into the ice bath.
  6. Let the beans take a bath until they have cooled completely.
  7. While the beans cool, combine the grape seed oil, mustard, agave, balsamic vinegar and fresh lemon juice in a bowl and stir.
  8. Drain the beans and toss them in the vinaigrette.