Walnut Green Bean Salad Recipe
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Walnut Green Bean Salad Recipe

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Sauteed green beans, hunks of blue cheese and toasted nuts make this an extremely decadent salad. "I lightened up two recipes and combined them into this elegant specialty," writes Sarah Bartel from her home in Kewaunee, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 cups cut fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons crumbled blue cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 68 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the green beans in 1 tablespoon oil until crisp-tender. In a large bowl, combine the salad greens and beans.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar and remaining oil; drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts and blue cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Walnut Green Bean Salad in Light & Tasty October 2005, p51

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teri396 User ID: 3790128 58744
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"Used Feta cheese and twice the walnuts. Very good."

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