Super yummy dish that can be prepared in advance, and tossed with hot oil just before the dinner is served. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

Tina
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the walnuts on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 5 to 8 minutes.

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  • Cook beans in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Rinse beans with cold water, and drain well. Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.

  • Melt butter or margarine with oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add beans and toss until heated through, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add walnuts and parsley and toss. Transfer to bowl and serve.

Nutrition Facts

186.7 calories; 4.4 g protein; 10.2 g carbohydrates; 7.6 mg cholesterol; 28.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2005
I made this recipe was a side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, it was incredible! The taste of the walnuts with the green beans was very unique, my family really liked it, I didn't have walnut oil, so I just added olive oil, and I also added 3 cloves of fresh garlic - that I toasted with the butter just before serving. A definite keeper, excellent side dish for any dinner! No more boring beans! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2005
We thought this recipe was okay but I wouldn't call it exceptional. The walnut oil was an expensive ingredient but didn't seem to add that much extra flavor. I'll probably try the recipe again though (since I have more walnut oil) but next time I'll add the chopped garlic suggested by the other posters. Read More
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192 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 62
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2005
I made this recipe was a side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, it was incredible! The taste of the walnuts with the green beans was very unique, my family really liked it, I didn't have walnut oil, so I just added olive oil, and I also added 3 cloves of fresh garlic - that I toasted with the butter just before serving. A definite keeper, excellent side dish for any dinner! No more boring beans! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2005
I made this recipe was a side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, it was incredible! The taste of the walnuts with the green beans was very unique, my family really liked it, I didn't have walnut oil, so I just added olive oil, and I also added 3 cloves of fresh garlic - that I toasted with the butter just before serving. A definite keeper, excellent side dish for any dinner! No more boring beans! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2007
Don't let the simplicity of this recipe fool you! These beans are awesome both in taste and presentation. The walnut oil adds a subtle nuttiness and if at all possible should not be substituted. The toasted walnuts also contribute great flavor and at the same time dress the beans up visually. Perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2007
This was Wonderful! I did not have walnut oil so I just used Extra Virgin Olive oil. I also used about a tablespoon of minced garlic since my family doesn't like anything without garlic. It was a hit even though most of my family doesn't like vegetables. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2006
Oh my goodness I had no idea green beans could be so delicious! I didn't have any walnut oil so instead I used olive oil as other reviewers suggested plus I only used one-half the butter that was called for. I also added 2 cloves of garlic that I minced and sautéed in the hot oil before adding the beans. This dish was so tasty and flavorful; I will definitely be making it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2005
I threw this together as a last minute veggie side for guests. I used frozen green beans defrosted and substituted olive oil and dried parsely and it was still amazing and so easy. One of my guests said that she usually didn't like green beans but these were an exception. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
Walnut oil was a splurge and worth it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2005
I made this as part of a buffet for a friend's daughter's wedding--for 50 people! I was working in a tiny kitchen in a comunity center--it had a sstove and microwave. I had purchased 2lb bags of trimmed beans at Costco--to cook I snipped off a corner of the bag and microwaved them for 6 minutes. Then I melted the butter and added the walnut oil and toasted nuts and tossed that with the cooked beans. Form there they went out to the steam table on the buffet. Lovely! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2007
Awesome! I used olive oil because I couldn't find walnut oil at the store. I also added some dried cranberries as suggested by some others. I halved the recipe and still had a huge bowl of green beans. You are going to need a HUGE pan to sautee the green beans if you do the whole recipe. I generally hate vegetables and I had no ideas green beans could be this delicious! And it was super-easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
This was really good and tasty! I will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2005
We thought this recipe was okay but I wouldn't call it exceptional. The walnut oil was an expensive ingredient but didn't seem to add that much extra flavor. I'll probably try the recipe again though (since I have more walnut oil) but next time I'll add the chopped garlic suggested by the other posters. Read More
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