Green Beans With Blue Cheese and Toasted Almonds

"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!"
Green Beans With Blue Cheese and Toasted Almonds created by MathMom.calif
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  • In a small bowl whisk together mustard, vinegar, shallot and oil.
  • Prepare a bowl with ice water.
  • 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.
  • Remove the beans to a bowl and dry well patting with paper towels.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the beans; toss to combine.
  • Season with black pepper and a pinch of salt.
  • Add in blue cheese and almonds; toss to combine.
  • Transfer to a serving plate or bowl, and sprinkle with more sliced toasted almonds.
  • Serve at room temperature.
  • Delicious!

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  1. yamakarasu
    This was a great recipe. I loved the addition of the blue cheese and the crunch from the almonds. Thank you!
  2. weekend cooker
    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.
  3. CookingONTheSide
    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!
  4. MathMom.calif
    Green Beans With Blue Cheese and Toasted Almonds Created by MathMom.calif
  5. MathMom.calif
    I did use Gorgonzola instead of Blue Cheese. But other than that followed the recipe exactly. I do find that a half-recipe is a generous 4 servings (at least for my family?). This was really nice and the entire family liked it. Will definitely make this again. I especially like that it can be prepared well in advance of the rest of the dinner. Toasting the almond slices gives them a really nice flavor. Thanks for a very nice recipe!



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