Green Beans With Blue Cheese and Toasted Almonds

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 mins

This is a wonderful veggie side dish to serve to guests, it is more like a bean salad, as it is not meant to be served hot, but at room temperature. The amounts I have listed are only estimated as I really do not measure any thing when I make this dish, you can adjust all ingredients to taste. You can really use just about any kind of nuts for this recipe, I have even made this with toasted walnuts. The amounts in this recipe serve 4 but you can double or even triple the recipe to serve at a dinner party. This green bean dish is good enough to be served a fancy restaurant, it is that good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl whisk together mustard, vinegar, shallot and oil.
  2. Prepare a bowl with ice water.
  3. In a saucepan with a small amount of water, blanch/steam the beans until JUST firm-tender (about 3-4 minutes); drain through a colander, then immediately transfer to the bowl of ice water just for a couple of minutes to cool and keep the colour.
  4. Remove the beans to a bowl and dry well patting with paper towels.
  5. Drizzle the dressing over the beans; toss to combine.
  6. Season with black pepper and a pinch of salt.
  7. Add in blue cheese and almonds; toss to combine.
  8. Transfer to a serving plate or bowl, and sprinkle with more sliced toasted almonds.
  9. Serve at room temperature.
  10. Delicious!
Most Helpful

This was a great recipe. I loved the addition of the blue cheese and the crunch from the almonds. Thank you!

yamakarasu April 11, 2012

Had a dinner party last night, so I doubled the recipe, for 8, and it was well enjoyed by all. I along with my guests really loved the addition of the almonds, and the shallot. It was a winner here. Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.

weekend cooker March 08, 2009

Being a green bean lover, this dish did not disappoint! I love almonds with green beans plus the addition of blue cheese is a winner!

Lainey6605 July 31, 2007