Pella — 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, stem ends trimmed
1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small red onion, cut into halves and thinly sliced
1/3 cup smoked almonds, roughly chopped
1. Cook beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to an ice bath; drain. Pat dry.
2. Combine vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl; whisk in oil. Add beans and toss well.
3. Soak onion in ice water 10 minutes. Drain; pat dry. Add to beans; toss. Transfer to a serving platter, and top with almonds.