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YUM! This was amazing, and I am not a fan of green beans :)) This was so lovely, and so good, I added a bit of greek seasoning but that's it. The feta made it creamy and rich, and oh so yummy! :) Thanks alijen! Made for National Tomato Month Diabetic Forum April 2012
This was delicious!!!! I made this tonight with Braised Balsamic Chicken and some white rice. I did make some modifications. We don't eat olives, so I went with a red bell pepper instead. No cherry tomatoes so I just used some regular ones (2 of them) off the vine. I took about 4 cloves of garlic and sliced it. Forgot the lemon juice (oops) and added about 5 fresh basil leaves that were rolled then sliced. I sauteed the tomatoes, peppers and garlic in bacon drippings from the other recipe. Again, delicious!!! Would definitely make this again!
Ten star green beans. Perfect combination of ingredients. How could they be anything but wonderful w/ all that feta? I used half fat free feta and half regular and the beans were still rich and quite addictive. Personally, I think this makes a great meal all by itself. Thanks, alijen.
Yes yes yesss! I've gotten quite particular about giving five stars, but this deserves no less. I did use fat-free feta, but that was the only change. A perfect side dish with grilled fish, although I agree with Sugarpea that it could have been a meal in itself.
Great recipe, alijen! Everyone thought it was a delicious combination of flavors. I used black olives instead of kalamata as that's what I had - just as good - and quartered the tomatoes instead of halving them. I'll be making this dish on a regular basis!
This recipe is outstanding. It tastes fantastic and looks great. What an easy-to-make, colourful and yummy dish. It reminds me of Christmas. Tonight I served it to the family and to a friend who claims that he doesn't eat vegetables. He had two helpings and finished off what might have been leftovers. Didn't have fresh lemon or fresh oregano on hand, so used balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon dried oregano. My cherry tomatoes were huge, so I quartered them. I didn't add any salt or pepper -- the olives did that job. The overall result was awesome. Thanks Alijen for a recipe that is already popular in our house.
This is an excellent blend of flavors - A perfect side dish and/or salad for warm weather days! I made the recipe pretty much as directed with the exception of a few things: I unfortunately didn't have kalamata olives in the pantry, so I had to use normal black olives; I used vine ripened cherry tomatoes - quartered, and added thinly sliced onion. I did use olive oil, but also added a bit of the seasoned herb oil the feta had been packed in - After step #6 I added my quartered tomatoes, black olives and thinly sliced onion and sauteéd with the garlic for an additional 1 minute - brought everything to the green beans and gently mixed by hand. Next time I would probably use thinly sliced red onion and the kalamata olives - but in my opinion this is reallya delicious recipe and one I know I will use again and again.
Delicious green bean salad with olives, feta and tomatoes! Flavors work fantastically together! I subsituted fresh full sized tomatoes from the garden and added fresh basil leaves.