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Green Bean, Walnut, and Feta Salad

Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. Combine oil and next 5 ingredients; cover and chill.

  3. 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.

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

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