Green Bean and Walnut Salad

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 24, 2022
Cranberries make this side dish delightfully Christmasy. Everyone will love the crunchy walnuts, too. —Deborah Giusti, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Green Bean and Walnut Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

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.