Green Beans, Walnuts & Lemon Vinaigrette

Green Beans and Walnuts with Lemon Vinaigrette, Bon Appetit, Nov. 2009
Bon Appetit/Elinor Carucci
This Thanksgiving side is as simple as it is delicious.

Recipe by Amelia Saltsman from the November 2009 Thanksgiving issue of Bon Appetit magazine.

Makes 8 servings.


1 lemon
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/3 cup walnut oil or olive oil
2 tablespoons minced shallot
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
2/3 cup walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped


Remove peel from lemon with vegetable peeler and cut into very fine strips. Cut lemon in half. Squeeze enough juice to measure 2 tablespoons; transfer to small bowl. Whisk in mustard, then oil and shallot. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook green beans in pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain; pat dry.

Combine beans, walnuts, and lemon peel strands in large bowl. Add dressing; toss to coat. Season salad to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutritional Information
One serving contains the following:

Calories (kcal) 172.5
%Calories from Fat 80.8
Fat (g) 15.5
Saturated Fat (g) 1.7
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Carbohydrates (g) 7.2
Dietary Fiber (g) 3.9
Total Sugars (g) 2.4
Net Carbs (g) 3.3
Protein (g) 3.6

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