Garlicky Yogurt Green Beans with Walnuts

A beautiful, easy summer side featuring blanched green beans tossed with toasted walnuts and a delicious yogurt sauce.

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Cuisine: american



Green Beans

½ pound green beans

⅓ cup crushed walnuts, toasted

Yogurt Sauce

2 tablespoons fresh minced dill

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon lemon zest (about half a lemon)

1/4 cup plain, whole milk yogurt

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

Pinch or two of salt


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Snap the ends from the greens beans and drop into the water. Blanch the beans until bright green and just tender, 4 or so minutes. Transfer the green beans to an ice bath and let cool.
  2. Place the green beans in a bowl along with the crushed walnuts. In a separate bowl combine the ingredients for the dressing, whisking to combine. Pour over the green beans and toss until well combined.


Tips & Tricks: To toast the walnuts, place in a dry skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, shaking the pan often, until the walnuts are fragrant and starting to brown.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: green beans, yogurt, walnuts

Keywords: green bean salad, yogurt dressing