Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Quinoa

2 Jul

Another quinoa post today. This one was really really good! Yum! Do not forget to add the cheese! Will definitely be making this again!

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Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Quinoa
adapted from familyfreshcooking

Ingredients
1 cup dry Quinoa(prepare to package directions)
1 pound fresh Green Beans, washed and trim ends
a few pinches of Salt
1/4 cup toasted Walnuts, toasted
1-2 cups cooked chicken
drizzle of Oil
a few ounces crumbled Blue Cheese
Have extra nuts handy for topping each serving.

Method

Prepare your quinoa and fluff with a fork.

Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water. Add a few pinches of salt and bring to a rolling boil. Prepare an ice bath full of water to dunk beans in when they have finished cooking. This will set the color and keep them crisp.
Add the beans to the water and make sure they are fully submerged, add some more warm water if needed. Boil beans over medium high heat for about 2 minutes. They should be bright green and tender enough to be speared with a fork.
Drain beans in a colander and immediately put them into the ice bath. Swish them around in the bath until cool. Remove, and blot with a clean dish towel to remove dampness.

Assembly
Chop beans into little bite sized pieces. Toss with oil and nuts and some blue cheese. Serve over a bed of quinoa with chicken.Top with each serving with extra nuts and cheese.

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One Response to “Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Quinoa”

  1. Liz July 3, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Sounds very nice. Thank you and Happy 4th.

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