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Green Bean and Walnut Salad

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

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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • hogthehedge
    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
    Nov 23, 2011

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