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Haricots Verts and Chestnuts with Date Vinaigrette
© Maura McEvoy

Haricots Verts and Chestnuts with Date Vinaigrette

  • ACTIVE: 40 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 10
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • STAFF-FAVORITE
  • VEGETARIAN

At No. 9 Park, Barbara Lynch serves a haricots verts salad with a hazelnut vinaigrette. Here, she adds fresh chestnuts to give the dish a meaty fall flavor. Finely chopped dates in the cider vinegar dressing lend a lovely, subtle sweetness.

  1. 2 cups vacuum-packed peeled chestnuts (10 ounces)
  2. 2 pounds haricots verts
  3. 2 small shallots, chopped
  4. 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  5. 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  6. 1/4 cup chopped pitted dates
  7. 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  8. Freshly ground pepper
  9. Salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the chestnuts on a baking sheet and bake until slightly dry, about 5 minutes. Let cool, then thinly slice and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the haricots verts and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and cool under running water. Pat thoroughly dry. Add the beans to the chestnuts.
  3. In a blender, combine the shallots, cider vinegar and oil and pulse until smooth. Add the dates, thyme and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and pulse until the dates are finely chopped but not pureed. Add the dressing to the beans, season with salt and toss. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Make Ahead The cooked haricots verts and dressing can be refrigerated separately overnight.
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