Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen 
Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 ounces green beans)

Simple green beans are a crowd-pleasing side that’s easy on the pocketbook. The toasted walnuts provide an extra dose of heart-healthy omega-3s. 

How to Make It

Cook green beans in boiling water 30 seconds; plunge into a bowl of ice water. Drain. Drizzle with walnut oil, sea salt, and pepper. Top with walnuts.

Chef's Notes

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