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

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

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

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

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

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!