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!
1 1/2 pounds green beans, cut in half
1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1 cup diced red onion
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
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
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. 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.