Warm Toasted Walnut Salad

Warm Toasted Walnut Salad

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Warm toasted walnuts are mixed with French haricots verts, baby greens and cherry tomatoes to make a healthy and delicious modern salad.


  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 12 ounces haricots verts (green beans), stem ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 cups baby greens


  1. Make the vinaigrette by mixing together the shallot, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly pour in the oil and continue to whisk until well combined.
  2. Place the salad greens, cherry tomatoes and parsley into a large salad bowl.
  3. Steam the haricots verts until tender, about 12 minutes, and then add to the salad bowl.
  4. Meanwhile, using a small skillet, toast the chopped walnuts for about 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant.
  5. Add the walnuts and the dressing to the salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.


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