Recipe from The Kitchen is my Playground.
I cannot say enough how yummy this salad is! Actually, I wish I had some leftovers in the fridge for me to eat right now. This recipe is easy, tasty and healthy...there is no reason not to try it!
What you'll need
1 1/2 lbs. fresh green beans, washed, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup chopped walnuts (I used pecans, just because I prefer them)
3/4 cup diced red onion
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the green beans for only 3 minutes. Drain well and immediately plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain again and pat dry with paper towels.
2. Place green beans in a large bowl. Add walnuts (or pecans if using), onion and feta; gently stir to combine.
3. Combine olive oil, white wine vinegar, mint, garlic, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor; pulse a few minutes to blend. Pour dressing over bean mixture and toss. Chill for about one hour before serving.