Green Beans With Blue Cheese and Toasted Almonds

“This is a wonderful veggie side dish to serve to guests, it is more like a bean salad, as it is not meant to be served hot, but at room temperature. The amounts I have listed are only estimated as I really do not measure any thing when I make this dish, you can adjust all ingredients to taste. You can really use just about any kind of nuts for this recipe, I have even made this with toasted walnuts. The amounts in this recipe serve 4 but you can double or even triple the recipe to serve at a dinner party. This green bean dish is good enough to be served a fancy restaurant, it is that good!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl whisk together mustard, vinegar, shallot and oil.
  2. Prepare a bowl with ice water.
  3. In a saucepan with a small amount of water, blanch/steam the beans until JUST firm-tender (about 3-4 minutes); drain through a colander, then immediately transfer to the bowl of ice water just for a couple of minutes to cool and keep the colour.
  4. Remove the beans to a bowl and dry well patting with paper towels.
  5. Drizzle the dressing over the beans; toss to combine.
  6. Season with black pepper and a pinch of salt.
  7. Add in blue cheese and almonds; toss to combine.
  8. Transfer to a serving plate or bowl, and sprinkle with more sliced toasted almonds.
  9. Serve at room temperature.
  10. Delicious!

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