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    Simply Elegant Green Beans

    Simply Elegant Green Beans. Photo by Kelly M.

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    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    Kelly M.'s Note:

    The recipe title says it all, simple, yet elegant. Wonderful green beans using walnuts, goat cheese and balsamic vinegar. Simple company dish or great for those of us who like to eat as if we were having company! Reduces easily.

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    • 1 lb fresh green beans, ends trimmed
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
    • salt and pepper
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled


    1. 1
      Steam green beans in boiling water until crisp-tender (4-6 minutes).
    2. 2
      Drain and set aside.
    3. 3
      Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat, add walnuts, and toast in oil for about 3 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add green beans, salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Sauté for about 3 more minutes.
    6. 6
      Add balsamic vinegar, toss with beans and walnuts to thoroughly coat.
    7. 7
      Remove from heat.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese, toss lightly and transfer to serving dish.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 18, 2011


      I made this recipe tonight for dinner. My family really enjoyed it. I only had goat cheese with honey, but it worked! I think I would definitely add some garlic next time for just a bit more flavor. Other than that, it was a really good and simple recipe. Thanks for sharing!!

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    • on January 01, 2012


      If you live in the sticks like I do, you are most likely to encounter soft goat cheese. I think a hard goat cheese works better (and I like the feta suggestion).

      It still tastes delicious, but aesthetically is considerably less appealing.

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    • on March 25, 2008


      Really good green beans-for me I think I put too much cheese on 'em cause they were a bit bitter, but really good otherwise.

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    Nutritional Facts for Simply Elegant Green Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (160 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 245.2
    Calories from Fat 175
    Total Fat 19.5 g
    Saturated Fat 5.8 g
    Cholesterol 16.8 mg
    Sodium 118.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    Sugars 5.8 g
    Protein 8.9 g

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