Chopped Green Bean Salad with Manchego


Thanks to cheese, nuts, and farro this veggie-packed dish has 16 g protein to make it an all-in-one, nutrition-packed meal.

Chopped Green Bean Salad with Manchego
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
25 mins
8 cups


  • 1 ¼ pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 6 - 8 ounce Manchego cheese*, divided

  • cup red wine vinegar

  • 1 shallot, peeled and cut up

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¾ cup almonds, toasted and chopped

  • ¾ cup golden raisins

  • 2 cup cooked farro**


  1. In a large pot cook green beans in lightly salted boiling water for 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer beans with a slotted spoon to a bowl half-filled with ice water to stop cooking; drain and set aside. Meanwhile, finely shred 1 cup of the cheese; cut remaining cheese into bite-size pieces.

  2. In a blender combine the vinegar, shallot, salt, and pepper. Add the shredded cheese and olive oil; cover and blend until well-combined and creamy. In a large bowl combine the cooked beans, dressing, cheese pieces, almonds, raisins, and farro. Toss to combine.


Substitute Asiago or Parmesan cheese for the Manchego, if desired.


For 2 cups cooked farro, in a medium saucepan combine 3/4 cup uncooked farro and 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain, if necessary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

522 Calories
33g Fat
44g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 522
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 447mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 12.5mg 63%
Calcium 347mg 27%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 502mg 11%
Folate, total 40.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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