Green Bean, Feta Cheese and Walnut Salad

Crisp-cooked green beans, creamy feta, crunchy toasted walnuts and spicy red onions come together in a delightful and healthy salad.  Dressed in a delicate dill vinaigrette. It’s quite pretty, too.

  • 1  cup  coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 3/4  cup  olive oil
  • 1/4  cup  white wine vinegar
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2  teaspoon  minced garlic
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  pepper
  • 1 1/2  pounds  fresh green beans
  • 1  small purple onion, thinly sliced
  • 1  (4-ounce) package crumbled feta cheese

Bake walnuts in a shallow pan at 350°, stirring occasionally, 5 to 10 minutes or until toasted; set aside.

Combine oil and next 5 ingredients; cover and chill.

Cut green beans into thirds, and arrange in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 15 minutes or until green beans are crisp-tender. Immediately plunge green beans into cold water to stop cooking process; drain and pat dry.

Combine walnuts, beans, onion, and cheese in a large bowl; toss well. Cover and chill.

Pour oil mixture over bean mixture 1 hour before serving; toss just before serving.

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One response

  1. Judy

    Yum — sounds good!

    September 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm

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