adapted from The Kitchen is My Playground
- 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into about 2-inch pieces
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2/3 cup diced onion
- 1 cup crumbled Feta cheese
- 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- sprinkle of salt (to taste)
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and cook for only 3 minutes (this will help maintain that fresh crunch that we’re seeking!). Drain well and immediately plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain again and pat dry with paper towels. Mix together the walnut, onion and feta combination. Place trimmed green beans in a large bowl. Add your walnut/onion/feta mixture and gently stir only until combined. In a separate bowl, combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, mint, garlic, salt, and pepper and wisk well. Pour dressing over the bean mixture and toss. Chill for about an hour before serving.
This recipe is pretty versatile – the original version called for red onion and white wine vinegar, while I only had a white onion and red white vinegar. So that’s what I used and this seemingly odd combo still turned out excellently!