Toss the drained, warm beans with the blue cheese and pecans. For a creamier sauce, continue to toss until cheese mixture becomes a creamy consistency. The longer the beans are tossed, the more an elegant blue cheese sauce will develop. Serve at room temperature or chill until serving.
Variation: For a main course, add strips of ham, pork, beef, or crumbled bacon—the salad can accommodate hearty meats.