Green Beans in Dill Walnut Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
The crunch of crisp beans with this dressing made with dill, walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil make this a great side dish or salad to any meal, any time of year.
Course: Side Dish or Salad
Servings: 10
Author: Good Dinner Mom
  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 bunch scallions, white bulbs and green stalks, rough diced
  • 1 bunch fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced as you like
  1. Heat a large pot of water to boiling. Add the green beans and boil until crisp-tender. Drain immediately, then immerse in a large bowl of ice water to prevent further cooking and to retain bright green color. Set aside.
  2. For the sauce: Place the scallions, dill, parsley, walnuts, and lemon juice in a food processor or blender; process until smooth. With the machine running, pour the olive oil in a thin steady stream through the feed tube to make a thick green sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Drain the beans and dry with paper towel. Todd the beans with the dressing in a mixing bowl. Add the cherry tomatoes for a beautiful color contrast. Transfer the beans to a flat serving bowl.
  4. Serve slightly chilled or at room temperature.