Spicy Green Beans With Purple Onion

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  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed*
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sliced water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup diced purple onion


  1. Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.
  2. Whisk together oil and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add green beans, chopped bell pepper, water chestnuts, and onion; toss well to coat. Cover and chill 8 hours.
  3. *Substitute 2 (9-ounce) packages frozen whole green beans, cooked according to package directions.
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