Green Bean, Walnut, and Feta Salad Recipe

This satisfying salad teams up tender seasonal green beans with toasted walnuts, creamy feta cheese, and a refreshing minty dressing to make a simple dish that is simply pleasing.

Sometimes the simplest things are the most delicious, proving that you donít have to spend a lot of money or follow complicated recipes to make wholesome, easy food that nourishes body and soul.

A summer delight!

Yields 6-8 servings.

Green Bean, Walnut, and Feta Salad
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, cut in half
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring 2 quarts salted water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the green beans and cook them until they are crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain the beans and plunge them immediately into ice water to stop their cooking. Drain them again and pat them dry.
  2. Transfer the beans to a shallow serving bowl. Sprinkle with the walnuts, onion, and feta.
  3. Make the dressing: Combine the oil, mint, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper in a lidded jar and shake to blend. Pour the dressing over the bean mixture, toss thoroughly, and serve.
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/salad-green-bean-walnut-feta.html

Adapted from Prairie Home Cooking by Judith M. Fertig (Harvard Common Press, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Judith M. Fertig. Reprinted by permission of Harvard Common Press.

6 comments

Clare O
Clare Oabout a month ago

Might be tasty, thanks

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Clare O
Clare Oabout a month ago

I can never understand this business of plunging cooking veg into ice water. First, that's a horrible waste of energy. Second why not just cook them a little less? I would never do this wasteful and fiddly practice.

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Elena Poensgen
Elena P1 months ago

Thank you

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Elena Poensgen
Elena P1 months ago

Thank you

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J.L. A.
JL A4 years ago

YUM

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Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Thank you for the recipe.

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