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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

419 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 13.3g 4% DV; fat 40.3g 62% DV; cholesterol 6.3mg 2% DV; sodium 274.5mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2003
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!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/09/2005
This was a nice way to do beans. My kids loved it I wasnt that rave about it but will make it again as 100% better than just plain old beans. Read More
(26)
93 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
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!! Read More
(89)
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2004
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. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2005
This was a great cold side dish for our Thanksgiving dinner. The only thing I changed was replacing 1 Tbs. of the balsamic vinegar with Apple Cider vinegar. Will definitely make again!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2004
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.. Read More
(28)
Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2005
This was a nice way to do beans. My kids loved it I wasnt that rave about it but will make it again as 100% better than just plain old beans. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2004
YUMMY - I increased the blue cheese only "coated" the beans with oil/balsamic and replaced pecans with walnuts. Still good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2004
This recipe was awesome. The flavor of the blue cheese and balsamic vinegar was very good. I did make a couple of changes though. Because I'm watching the fat in my diet I eliminated the oil completely and I only had almonds on hand...just as good. I will be making this again! Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2004
This salad was pretty good. However I agree it would be better to use less oil and vinegar. I loved the combination of pecans and bleu cheese. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2004
For those who complained there was too much dressing I suggest that they should just add dressing "to taste" and save the remainder for another salad. Read More
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