How To Make French Green Beans with Figs and Croutons
French green beans are tossed with roasted sweet figs and walnut-raisin croutons, then coated in tangy walnut vinaigrette, to yield a uniquely tasty salad!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a baking sheet with sides, toss pieces of bread with walnut oil, salt, and pepper.
Bake 10 minutes, tossing once or twice, or until browned and crisp. Let cool. Leave oven on.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add green beans. Cook for 4 minutes, or until bright green and slightly tender; drain. Refresh under cold water; drain again and pat dry with paper towels.
In a medium bowl, gently toss figs with thyme sprigs, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
On a baking sheet with sides, lay figs, cut side down, and roast for 10 minutes, or until lightly caramelized and cooked through. Cool on baking sheet.
In a medium bowl, whisk vinegar, walnuts, shallot, chopped thyme, salt, and pepper; gradually whisk in walnut and olive oils until blended.
In a large bowl, toss croutons, green beans, and parsley leaves with vinaigrette. Arrange on plates, and top each with 3 roasted fig halves.
Serve and enjoy!
- Calories: 396.69kcal
- Fat: 19.01g
- Saturated Fat: 2.48g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 8.21g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.39g
- Carbohydrates: 54.01g
- Fiber: 9.15g
- Sugar: 17.88g
- Protein: 7.90g
- Sodium: 401.20mg
- Calcium: 139.72mg
- Potassium: 661.23mg
- Iron: 3.80mg
- Vitamin A: 81.69µg
- Vitamin C: 30.99mg
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