Green Beans in Walnut Vinaigrette…Here is another one for Gary!! :-) Sooo Good!

Green Beans in Walnut Vinaigrette

Servings = 6 | Serving size =4 ounces green beans

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

This recipe keeps well but the beans will turn gray-green in the refrigerator.

2 Tbsp shallot
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 ounce pure walnut extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp granulated sugar
2 cup water
1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans

Combine the shallot, lemon juice, vinegar and walnut extract in a mixing bowl.

Slowly add the oil while whisking to blend completely.

Add the sugar 1/4 tsp. at a time to adjust for acidity to taste.

Chill completely in freezer whisking occasionally so the dressing doesn’t freeze.

Place the water in a medium stock pot and set a steamer basket inside the pot. Place the pot on the range over high heat. Steam the green beans until they turn bright green and are slightly tender. This will take 10 – 15 minutes. Toss the beans at about five minutes and again at ten minutes so they cook evenly.

Remove them from the heat and place in the cold vinaigrette immediately. Toss for about 2 minutes until coated well. Chill.

Serve as soon as chilled (this can be kept for days but the beans will slowly turn gray green and not look as fresh).

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces salad

Servings = 6


Amount Per Serving

Calories 96 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 7%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 105mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
Vitamin K 19 mcg Potassium 262 mg
Magnesium 30 mg

About juliajmueller

I love exercise, interacting with nature, playing music, the beauty of looking out over miles of ocean, boating, motoring and sailing, the mountains, desert, hiking, horses, animals. I love to cook and I enjoy obtaining new knowledge and skills. I am passionate about assisting people to lose weight permanently through the use of hypnosis, sharing and feeling love and allowing myself to be happy and full of gratitude on a daily basis. I am very passionate about life in general. I am goal oriented and working towards moving my business on line and teaching what I do so that I can travel and live anywhere that I so desire. Interests: Reading, music,creating low fat healthy, flavorful dishes, growing and cooking with fresh herbs and garden vegetables, sipping and trying new wines, playing the guitar/ piano, maintaining health through Pilates and mind & body fitness. Communing with nature, gardening, hiking, horseback riding,camping, fishing, sailing, boating and TRAVEL!!!
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