Garlicky Yogurt Green Beans with Walnuts

Whereas I’ve my favourite summer season produce (candy corn), inexperienced beans are an in depth second. I do know that will sound unusual however I completely adore recent inexperienced beans. I grew up with principally solely consuming canned inexperienced beans at holidays and even that was sparse. I didn’t fall in love till the CSA the place I used to be in a position to decide my very own.

These garlicky yogurt inexperienced beans are the proper facet for a cookout or picnic. Yogurt retains a bit higher than mayo and with the addition of garlic, it’s a strong dressing. Add to that toasted walnuts and you’ve got an ideal facet. After all, I’d gladly eat this for lunch too!

Yogurt Inexperienced Beans


Nuts: I really like the flavour of the toasted walnuts however you would use pecans as a substitute. Or, if you happen to wished to go nut-free, sunflower seeds can be pretty with the inexperienced beans and yogurt.

Grains: I’ve bulked this salad up a bit with the addition of grains. Sorghum, farro, and barley are my prime decisions. Make further dressing, although. The grains will actually soak it up because the salad sits.

Roasted: For those who really feel like turning on the oven, roasting the inexperienced beans, as a substitute of blanching solely, makes for a scrumptious taste and texture. I like to recommend following a course of like on this recipe.

Side Angle Photo of green beans that have been blanched and tossed with walnuts and yogurt sauce.



A stupendous, straightforward summer season facet that includes blanched inexperienced beans tossed with toasted walnuts and a scrumptious yogurt sauce.


Inexperienced Beans

½ pound inexperienced beans

⅓ cup crushed walnuts, toasted

Yogurt Sauce

2 tablespoons cup recent minced dill

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon lemon zest (about half a lemon)

1/four cup plain, complete milk yogurt

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

Pinch or two of salt


  1. Deliver a pot of salted water to a boil. Snap the ends from the greens beans and drop into the water. Blanch the beans till vibrant inexperienced and simply tender, four or so minutes. Switch the inexperienced beans to an ice bathtub and let cool.
  2. Place the inexperienced beans in a bowl together with the crushed walnuts. In a separate bowl mix the elements for the dressing, whisking to mix. Pour over the inexperienced beans and toss till properly mixed.


Ideas & Tips: To toast the inexperienced beans, place in a dry skillet over medium-low warmth. Cook dinner, shaking the pan typically, till the walnuts are aromatic and beginning to brown.

Replenish: get the pantry elements you have to: inexperienced beans, yogurt, walnuts

Key phrases: inexperienced bean salad, yogurt dressing

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