Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Feta Cheese and Chopped Almonds

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When I made the Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette I knew it would take well to an assertive vegetable, to make a delicious knife and fork salad. I started thinking about flavor combinations that would marry well and the end result should be simply delicious and based upon our leftovers, I think I found it!

Green beans are wonderful in a salad, for this recipe when I went to the freezer to get what I thought might be the last package of green beans left from our garden in Vancouver, I was sadly caught by surprise. There were no more packages of our homegrown beans. Yet I still wanted to make this salad, so I had to make a trip to the market. 

Since I was going to use our own green beans right from the freezer, I purchased whole frozen green beans and continued with my salad journey. The good news is that you can use frozen beans without thawing or you could use fresh. I have made my other favorite green bean salad with frozen beans and due to this, I can say with experience, the end results will be remarkedly similar. With that, on to the salad!

Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Feta Cheese and Chopped Almonds. Use fresh or frozen green beans!
Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Feta Cheese and Chopped Almonds.

Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette, 
Feta Cheese and Chopped Almonds
by the seat of my pants!

1 pound green beans, fresh or frozen - if using frozen do not thaw
olive oil
garlic salt
fresh ground pepper
1/3-1/2 c large chunks of Feta Cheese
1/4 c whole almonds*, coarsely chopped

Toss the green beans in olive oil until lightly coated. Place in a single layer on a large baking pan and broil until blistered and there are golden streaks or spots on the beans, 10-15 minutes or until done in your oven.

This salad was made with frozen green beans! 
Broil until lightly brown and the skin is blistered.
Remove beans from the oven, let cool on the pan. Arrange on a serving platter, season with the garlic salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. 

Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Feta Cheese and Chopped Almonds. The perfect first coarse or side dish.

Drizzle the Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette over the top, add the Feta cheese and chopped Almonds. Serve immediately. Refrigerate any leftovers, let come to room temperature, to serve. 

Blistered Green Bean Salad with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette Feta Cheese and Chopped Almonds. Delicious!


* When I bring home the big bag of almonds from the store, I place them on a large flat pan and roast until they have that golden brown smell, let cool and then store in a jar. This step always adds great flavor to our food and snacks.

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  1. I love green beans and these sounds awesome. Pinning.

    1. Thanks, this salad was even better than my idea of it, always a plus!

  2. How smart to roast your almonds ahead of time -- saves a step later on. These beans do sound great.

  3. Love that you used frozen beans in this salad, Melynda! It all looks so tasty - what a fabulous combination of flavours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

  4. Thanks for sharing this great recipe at the What's for Dinner link up last week!! You were featured this week - be sure to stop on over and get your "I was Featured" button!! And share some more of your great recipes!

  5. It looks like a delicious salad--I love the combination of ingredients and the dressing sounds fabulous. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

  6. I LOVE green beans like this--why didn't I think of making a salad out of them??

    1. Hi Laura, I am always on the look out for a non-lettuce salad. I hope you give this one a try. Thanks for visiting.


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