Fresh Green Bean Salad with Walnuts

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"I make this with fresh green beans in the summer, the combination of flavors really make a great tasting salad, sliced toasted almonds works okay for this instead of the walnuts. Since this is dairy-free it travels well in a cooler for picnics"

Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (246.1 g)
  • Calories 453
  • Total Fat - 31.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 90.7 mg
  • Sodium - 124.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 8.1 g
  • Protein - 31.1 g
  • Calcium - 36.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Blanch the beans for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Immediately transfer to ice water. Drain well then pat dry with paper towels. Transfer beans to a large bowl.

Step 2

In a small bowl, whisk orange and lemon juice, oil and sugar. Pour dressing over beans and onions. Add orange and lemon zest. Toss until combined. Season with salt and poepper. Top with toasted walnuts or almonds.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Salads


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Wonderful, refreshing, healthy salad. Yellow and green beans right from the garden. The lemon, orange dressing is just right!. The salad was served in combination with two other salads for a special birthday luncheon for friends. Everyone loved it. Thanks Yancey for posting.

(10 Aug 2012)