Green Beans Northwest Style

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Roasted hazelnuts and blue cheese add just a bit of pizazz to a favorite vegetable.


  • 4 cups string beans, fresh
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, raw
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese*, crumbled


  • Remove ends from green beans and wash well.
  • Toast hazelnuts in a toaster oven or in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5 minutes, until the skins are dark brown. Cool. Remove skins of nuts by rolling them between your hands until the skin falls off. Discard skins. Chop nuts coarsely and combine with blue cheese in a small bowl.
  • Bring about 2 cups (480mL) of water to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Add beans and cook, covered for about 7 minutes, until they are bright green. Remove from heat and drain.
  • Place beans in a serving dish and sprinkle with blue cheese and hazelnut mixture. Serve immediately.

* Allergy notes: The egg protein lysozyme is an unlabeled additive in some cheeses. People allergic to eggs should eliminate any cheese in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 112
  Calories from Fat 62 (55%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(9%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(2%)Cholesterol 5mg
(4%)Sodium 105mg
(9%)Potassium 305mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
(18%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(10%)Protein 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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