Grenoble Green Bean Salad

grenoble green bean salad

Served cool, this salad makes a nice side in the summer when the weather is just a little too hot for a steamy vegetable side.  This dish accompanied a grilled strip loin (New York) steak and a baked potato at a recent al fresco dinner party.  We paired it with a vintage Beaujolais.

beaujolais

On a tour of the Beaujolais region of France back in 2011, I visited a charming organic farm called Domaine des Averlys.  As an organic operation, their vineyards were chemical-free and they relied on nature’s own pesticides, in the form of  pest-fighting insects and plants, to produced some incredible Beaujolais wine.  In their little shop, they also sold some locally made organic walnut oil.  I fell in love with the unique flavour of the oil and have tried it in various recipes since.  I’ve named this recipe not so much after the nearby town of Grenoble (France) but the fact that the french word for Walnut is noix de Grenoble, or nut from Grenoble.

beaujolais-wine

 

Grenoble Green Bean Salad
Serves 4
Served cool, cooked green beans, chopped red onion and walnuts are tossed with walnut oil and balsamic vinegar.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
311 calories
18 g
0 g
26 g
6 g
2 g
206 g
300 g
5 g
0 g
23 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
206g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311
Calories from Fat 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g
40%
Saturated Fat 2g
12%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 18g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 300mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 6g
24%
Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
18%
Vitamin C
26%
Calcium
9%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups fresh green bean cut into 2 inch pieces
  2. 1 cup chopped red onion
  3. ¾ cup walnut pieces
  4. ¼ cup walnut oil
  5. 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  6. ½ tsp salt
  7. ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Steam beans for about 8-10 minutes. They should be al dente or tender but slightly crisp. Allow beans to cool and refrigerate for about an hour.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the onions and walnuts and mix with the oil and vinegar.
  3. Add the beans to the other ingredients and serve cool.
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calories
311
fat
26g
protein
6g
carbs
18g
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