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Green Bean and Walnut Salad

 Green Bean and Walnut Salad
Cranberries make this side dish delightfully Christmasy. Everyone will love the crunchy walnuts, too. —Deborah Giusti, Hot Springs, Arkansas
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling

Ingredients

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

Directions

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