Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Gorgonzola

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

This holiday side is much healthier than its casserole counterpart. The Gorgonzola's rich, creamy texture offers a nice counterpoint to the crunchy, selenium-packed nuts. Briefly steaming the beans rather than boiling retains their vitamin C and B6 content.


  • 2 pounds green beans, stem ends trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons nut oil, such as hazelnut, almond, or walnut

  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (about ½ cup)

  • ½ cup roasted blanched hazelnuts, coarsely chopped


  1. Steam green beans until crisp-tender, 4 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss with oil and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Gorgonzola and nuts.

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