8 servings

This recipe was originally published in 1996 and is in our hall of fame. Green beans get a punch with feta cheese, dill and garlic and a crunch by adding walnuts.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

Toss together green beans, onion, cheese, and walnuts in a large bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 3

Whisk together olive oil and next 5 ingredients; cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 4

Pour vinaigrette over green bean mixture, and chill 1 hour; toss just before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

stimply's Review

June 02, 2009
Very good salad. We used goat cheese instead of feta and I think this would be really good with a blue cheese. Easy to make, but make sure you realize the time requirements. (One hour apart then another hour together.) Delicious. Refreshing.

debbiehalla's Review

December 27, 2008
Easy to make. Served it at a party and everyone LOVED it and asked for the recipe. Used pecans instead of walnuts. Served it with a baked ham.

1CouplesKitchen's Review

November 08, 2012
Super easy salad with tons of flavors and textures. Made this for a tailgate, but would also be great at a barbeque, potluck, etc. I used closer to 6 ounces of feta. I found this recipe in Southern Living's "Ultimate Quick & Easy Cookbook". They call for using 2 16oz bags of frozen green beans and microwaving 10 minutes on HIGH in a microwave-safe container, stirring half way through. Here is our full review with pics: http://onecoupleskitchen.blogspot.com/2012/11/green-bean-walnut-feta-salad.html