Green Beans with Chestnuts, Pomegranates and Lemony Tahini

  • Cooking and Prep: 25 m
  • Serves: 6
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A crisp, hearty and sweet green bean dish with lemon-tahini dressing.

Ingredients (13)

For the Green Beans

For the Lemony Tahini

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For the Green Beans

  1. Prepare a large bowl with cold water and ice cubes.

  2. Fill a large pot with water, add the salt and bring the salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook for about four to five minutes.  The green beans will be cooked, but crunchy. If you like them softer, cook them one to two minutes longer.

  3.  Transfer green beans to the ice water bowl to stop the cooking process. Remove green beans from ice bath and drain well.

  4. In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook on medium-high for one minute. Add chestnuts, cherries, salt and black pepper, then cook over medium heat for three to four minutes. Add drained green beans and continue cooking for another five minutes, stirring frequently.

  5. Transfer to a serving dish. Drizzle with lemony tahini and sprinkle pomegranate seeds on top.


If using regular green beans they may require a longer cooking time, since French green beans are thinner.

For the Lemony Tahini

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together tahini, salt and lemon juice until it thickens.

  2. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, and mix until well incorporated. For a thinner sauce, add more water one tablespoon at a time. Refrigerate until ready to use.



• Start with 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add more to taste – we like it lemony, so we use 2 tablespoons more of lemon juice.

• The sauce will thicken slightly when refrigerated.



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