Yield
6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

Combine oil and next 5 ingredients; cover and chill.

Step 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.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Ratings & Reviews

pnunez's Review

anonymous12
July 04, 2014
I have made this recipe three times, and it got rave reviews each time. I used two pounds fresh green beans and a little more salt than the recipe called for. The amount of oil was perfect.

anonymous12's Review

tonikitchen
April 01, 2013
This was so yummy. Everyone loved it. An awesome side dish. I didn't change a thing and made according to the recipe. I used fresh green beans. And I put in the amount of oil called out in the recipe. I actually thought it could have used a little more oil. Maybe I had more green beans than 1.5 lbs though.

KathyinManvel's Review

KathyinManvel
May 01, 2011
I rated this recipe "has potential" because I think I might try it again even though I was a bit disappointed with the recipe as written. I really thought I would like this recipe based on the ingredient list but it just didn't come together as I hoped. I followed the recipe exactly. Next time I will try limiting the amount of dressing as noted by other raters and will use fresh green beans (not from frozen).

tonikitchen's Review

pnunez
July 15, 2009
This is delicious. I would cut down on the dressing next time, it was a little heavy on the oil. I'm sure I will make this often.

jrst312's Review

jrst312
July 13, 2009
This salad is very good! I will definitely make it again. I think it would be a great salad with brunch or something different to bring to a potluck. I did cut the amount of olive oil and vinegar in half, but used the same amount of seasoning. It was the perfect amount--I think more dressing would have overpowered the other flavors!