Green Beans with Cranberries & Walnuts

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Try this sweet and savory side dish!

Looking for a low-calorie side dish to go with your delicious dinner? Green beans contain only 44 calories per cup and they cook up to be crisp and flavorful. The cranberries and walnuts add sweetness, vitamins and nutrients, and omega-3 fatty acids. Dig in!

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Green Beans with Cranberries & Walnuts

With fresh and clean ingredients, this side dish is perfect for any family meal.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 0.75 cup
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper freshly ground, to taste
  • 3/4 cup toasted walnuts chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 shallot small, thinly sliced


  • Blanch the green beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender-crisp, 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the green beans from the boiling water, place in a bowl of water with ice cubes for a few minutes to stop the cooking, and then drain and dry well.
  • Whisk together the vinegar and Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Stir in the salt and pepper.
  • Add the cool green beans to a large bowl and toss in the walnuts, cranberries and shallots and drizzle in the vinaigrette. Place on a platter or serving dish.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 207mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
Keywords Holiday, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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    1. Liz, I served this at room temperature but either is fine. Personally, I think room temp or even warm is nice for Thanksgiving. 🙂

  1. Would love a suggestion for a replacement for the nuts! I would love something crunchy that I could use instead of the walnuts as I have a severe nut allergy

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