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    Green Beans, Toasted Pecans, and Blue Cheese

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    15 mins

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    5 mins

    lazyme's Note:

    Great side dish from Gourmet magazine.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large bowl whisk together mustard, vinegar, shallot, and 1/2 tablespoon oil to make dressing.
    2. 2
      In a small heavy skillet heat remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and saute pecans with salt to taste, stirring frequently, until a shade darker, about 1 minute.
    3. 3
      Transfer nuts to paper towels to drain and cool.
    4. 4
      Coarsely chop nuts.
    5. 5
      Have ready a bowl of ice and cold water.
    6. 6
      In a large saucepan of boiling salted water blanch beans until just tender, about 3 minutes, and drain in a colander.
    7. 7
      Transfer beans to ice water, stirring until just cool.
    8. 8
      Drain beans well and add to dressing.
    9. 9
      Crumble blue cheese over beans and gently toss with half of nuts and salt and pepper to taste.
    10. 10
      Serve beans at room temperature topped with remaining nuts.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 30, 2014

      55

      I tried this both ways, hot and at room temp. I preferred it hot, with the blue cheese slighltly melting over the green beans. I did not chill the green beans. Excellent green bean dish! Thanks for sharing. Made for your win in Football tag!

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    • on August 30, 2013

      55

      Really delicious green bean dish. I used champagne vinegar, left the pecans in halves, and did not chill the beans. The overall result was a fantastic combination of flavors - a real keeper!

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    • on June 17, 2012

      55

      This is a delicious salad! I love the flavors of the dressing with the toasted pecans and blue cheese ~ I wasn't sure I'd like beans that were not hot, but I do! Made for Summer Photo Tag, June 2012.

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    Nutritional Facts for Green Beans, Toasted Pecans, and Blue Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (232 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 379.2
     
    Calories from Fat 296
    78%
    Total Fat 32.8 g
    50%
    Saturated Fat 6.6 g
    33%
    Cholesterol 15.9 mg
    5%
    Sodium 315.0 mg
    13%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.7 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
    28%
    Sugars 6.7 g
    27%
    Protein 10.2 g
    20%

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