French Green Beans with Figs and Croutons Recipe

French Green Beans with Figs and Croutons Recipe

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!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



For Croutons:

  • 1walnut raisin bread loaf
  • 2tbspwalnut oil
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground pepper

For Beans:

  • 3lbsfrench green beans
  • 15firm ripe figs
  • 10large fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground pepper

For Vinaigrette:

  • ¼cupsherry vinegar
  • tbspwalnuts,finely chopped
  • 1small shallot
  • ½tspfresh thyme leaves,chopped
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ½tspfreshly ground pepper
  • ¼cupwalnut oil
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 1bunchsmall flat leaf parsley



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a baking sheet with sides, toss pieces of bread with walnut oil, salt, and pepper.

  2. Bake 10 minutes, tossing once or twice, or until browned and crisp. Let cool. Leave oven on.


  1. 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.

  2. In a medium bowl, gently toss figs with thyme sprigs, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  3. 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.


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk vinegar, walnuts, shallot, chopped thyme, salt, and pepper; gradually whisk in walnut and olive oils until blended.

  2. In a large bowl, toss croutons, green beans, and parsley leaves with vinaigrette. Arrange on plates, and top each with 3 roasted fig halves.

  3. 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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