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Green Beans with Chestnuts, Pomegranates & Lemony Tahini

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 10 generous cups 1x


Move aside mushy green beans and green bean casserole, there is a new healthier player in town. Fresh, crunchy, nutty and deliciously yummy.



  • 2 pounds of fresh or frozen (thawed) French green beans ( haricots verts), trimmed and washed. If using regular green beans they may require a longer cooking time, since French green beans are thinner.
  • 3 tbsp sea salt or 2 tbsp table salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 25.3oz (150 grams each) pack peeled and roasted chestnuts (we used Gefen )
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/81/4 tsp sea salt, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cup pomegranate seeds ( about 2 pomegranates).  More or less to taste
  • Lemony Tahini click HERE for the recipe


  1. Prepare a large bowl with cold water and ice cubes
  2. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add green beans cook for about 4-5 minutes.  The green beans will be cooked, but crunchy, if you like them sifter cooked them 1-2 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 1 minute. Add chestnuts and cherries and 1/8-1/4 tsp of salt and the black pepper, cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Add drained green beans and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.  Stirring frequently.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish. Drizzle with lemony tahini and sprinkle pomegranate seeds on top.

  • Category: Sides
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: Vegan / kosher


  • Serving Size: 1 generous cup without tahini
  • Calories: 198
  • Sugar: 21.7
  • Sodium: 242
  • Fat: 2.8
  • Saturated Fat: .4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.4
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 42
  • Fiber: 5.8
  • Protein: 3.5
  • Cholesterol: 0