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Green Bean Blue Cheese Salad

Green Bean Blue Cheese Salad

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Melanie

This salad has crunchy green beans and creamy blue cheese and is full of flavor.

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  • Calories:
  • 419 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 40.3 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 275 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Allow to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine beans, onion, blue cheese, and pecans. Stir in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Chill for at least an hour before serving.
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Daniel den Hoed
79
11/15/2003

These green beans were FABULOUS! I absolutely loved them and would rather eat these than the pizza we had tonight! A recipe keeper for sure. I did make a few slight changes, boiling the green beans for 5 minutes and then shocking them in cold water since I don't have a steamer. And I left the beans whole, but will probably cut them in half next time! And I did not have red onion so I used white onion and sauteed it (I do not like a heavy onion taste). Also the olive oil and vinegar is way too much in my opinion. I only used 1/4 cup olive oil and the full amount of vinegar (but red wine instead) and there was a huge puddle at the bottom of my bowl. Next time, yes there will be a next time for sure, I will use 1/8 cup oil and 2 tbsp red wine vinegar. Five stars!!

risa89103
46
6/28/2004

I thought this recipes and the blended flavors were very good, however the next time I make it (and there will be lots of next times), I will not use the olive oil/balsamic vinegar for the dressing. The blue cheese tends to be strong to the point of overpowering depending on what brand you use, and I felt that the taste of the blue cheese and the balsamic vinegar were "fighting" for supremacy in this salad. I will use a light Italian, Greek or plain oil and vinegar next time.

JZM
28
12/2/2004

To my surprise the flavors complemented one another very nicely. I did not love this dish but my husband and co-workers did. It was easy to make, so I will do so again. BTW - I followed another users advice and just used an Italian dressing that I liked...much easier than the oil ect..