- 1/2 pound green beans, washed and trimmed
- 1 Tbsp whole grain mustard
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp. sugar
- Salt and pepper
- Sliced almonds (optional)
Bring a large pot of water to a bowl. Meanwhile, add ice to a large bowl and add about a cup of cold water. Add green beans to the boiling water, turn to low heat, and cook for about 4 minutes, testing a bean to make sure it is cooked, but still has a nice crunch. Turn off heat, drain beans and transfer to the ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain and dry the green beans and set aside.
In a bowl, whisk together the mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, sugar, and a pinch of salt and pepper. If it is needed, season with more salt and pepper. Toss the green beans with the dressing, top with some sliced almonds and serve.