Elegant Green Bean Salad

Pat Duran


This is a great recipe for a new salad and a nice snack or light lunch.The vinaigrette dressing is really good on this recipe.
I think the recipe was for fresh fruit salad from a magazine about 15 years ago- I just used their concept for green beans.


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 servings
25 Min
45 Min


  • 1 c
    coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb
    whole fresh green beans,washed and stemmed
  • 1 small
    purple onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c
    dried cranberries
  • 1/2 c
    crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 pkg
    zip 'n steam bags (by ziploc)

How to Make Elegant Green Bean Salad


  1. Bake walnuts in a shallow pan at 350^, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes or until toasted; set aside.
    Combine oil and next 5 ingredients; cover and chill.
  2. Place cleaned green beans in bags to full line and microwave per directions on bag -about 3 minutes until beans are crisp-tender;drain any liquid from bag and dry gently.(use more than one bag if necessary)
  3. Combine walnuts, beans, onion,cranberries and cheese in a large bowl; toss well. Cover and chill.
    Pour oil mixture over bean mixture 1 hour before serving; toss just before serving. This is soooo good.

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About Elegant Green Bean Salad

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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