Citrus Green Bean Salad

Citrus Green Bean Salad

2 pounds green beans – trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon coarse-grain mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
Freshly ground pepper – to taste

In a large saucepan of boiling water, cook the beans until just crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and set aside. In jar with a tight fitting lid, shake together all remaining ingredients. Toss beans with dressing shortly before serving. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.