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Green Bean and Walnut Salad Recipe

Green Bean and Walnut Salad Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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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