Green Beans with Walnuts, Cranberries and Blue Cheese
By Deen Brothers
- Prep time: 15 min
- Cook time: 5 min
- Servings: 8 servings
- 1 3/4 pounds green beans
- 3 tablespoons roasted walnut oil
- 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
- 1 heaping teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup toasted walnuts
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1 small shallot
- 2 ounces crumbly blue cheese
Blanch the green beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender-crisp, 3 minutes. Remove the green beans from the boiling water, run under cold water for a few minutes to stop the cooking, and then drain and dry well.
Whisk together the walnut oil, vinegar and Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Stir in the salt and pepper.
Add the cool green beans to a large bowl and toss in the walnuts, cranberries and shallots and drizzle in the vinaigrette. Place on a platter or serving dish and sprinkle with the blue cheese.