Green Bean, Hazelnut, and Feta Salad

One of my ladies has a tradition of bringing me hazelnuts from a local farm (thanks Jan!). Included in her holiday hazelnut delivery last week were several hazelnut recipes, including the green bean salad below. I brought this tangy, citrusy salad to Thanksgiving dinner. It’s quick, easy and delicious!


First blanch and chill your green beans. Roast your hazelnuts and let them cool. The rest of the salad you can assemble right before dinner.

Green Bean, Hazelnut, and Feta Salad




  • 1 lb. trimmed, washed, and blanched green beans
  • 1 cup chopped, roasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 small sweet onion, fine dice
  • 1/2 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz salad greens

To Prepare:

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the juice, zest, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Add onions and green beans to dressing and toss to coat.
  3. Add cheese and hazelnuts and toss again.
  4. Serve over fresh greens.


Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She offers this recipe to tickle your taste buds. Please see your medical professional for specific dietary advice.