Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Gorgonzola

This dish 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.
Body+Soul, November 2009
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 20 minutes
  • Yield Serves 8
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  • 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 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 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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