1 lb. green beans, trimmed
½ red onion, sliced
⅓ cup toasted, chopped walnuts
¼ cup white wine vinegar
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup reduced-fat feta, crumbled
freshly cracked black pepper
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add green beans and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender but crisp. Drain and cool.
Combine beans, walnuts and onion in large bowl. In small bowl, whisk together olive oil and vinegar; add pepper to taste. Toss and combine with the bean mixture.
Top with crumbled feta and freshly cracked black pepper. Serve warm or cold.
Nutritional information (per serving):
207 calories, 18 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 11 mg cholesterol, 8 g carbohydrate, 5 g protein, 3 g fiber, 145 mg sodium
78 percent of calories in this recipe are from fat, found primarily in the olive oil, which is rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fats. To decrease fat content, use less olive oil, or substitute with a low-fat bottled dressing, such as a balsamic vinaigrette.