Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts, Cranberry, and Blue Cheese

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Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts, Cranberry, and Blue Cheese
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Difficulty:
easy
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Preparation:
10 min.
Preparation
ready in 26 min.
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This dish is full of fiber and nutrients from the beans and fats from the walnuts and blue cheese, making this dish a light, healthy side that pairs well with any main meat dish. 

You can substitute for other nuts like almonds or pecans and other cheese like goat cheese or gorgonzola instead of blue cheese. 

Ingredients

for
8
Ingredients
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large shallot (peeled and thinly sliced)
32 ounces Green beans (trimmed and rinsed)
¼ cup water
¾ cup dried Cranberry (sweetened)
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup Blue cheese (crumbled)
½ cup toasted Walnut (chopped)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.
In a 12-inch skillet set over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the shallot and saute until softened, about 2 minutes. Add beans and increase heat to medium-high. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
2.
Add water, cranberries and salt; stir to incorporate, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until beans are tender but still firm. Remove the cover and cook until the liquid evaporates, about 1 minute.
3.
Transfer beans to serving dish and top with blue cheese and walnuts. Serve.