Green Bean and Walnut Salad Recipe
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Green Bean and Walnut Salad Recipe

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Cranberries make this side dish delightfully Christmasy. Everyone will love the crunchy walnuts, too. —Deborah Giusti, Hot Springs, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 152 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 2 fat.


  1. Place beans in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beans, walnuts and cranberries. In a small bowl, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients. Pour over bean mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Toss before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Green Bean and Walnut Salad in Taste of Home November 2011, p36

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hogthehedge User ID: 7776565 196449
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"Want to try this recipe except my fiancé doesn't like walnuts. I'll have to substitute for pecans or almonds. Looks like a delicious recipe though."

gymlynn User ID: 5649812 151245
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"Made this one time for a party. Rave reviews! Easy and tasty."

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