Marinated Green Beans with Olives,Tomatoes, and Feta

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I got this from Southern Living Magazine. This salad is delicious and something different to serve at your next barbecue or potluck!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place beans in boiling water seasoned with 1 teaspoon salt; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Drain.
  3. Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process.
  4. Place in a shallow serving dish.
  5. Cook garlic in hot oil in a skillet over medium heat 30 seconds or just until fragrant; remove from heat.
  6. Stir in olives, next 4 ingredients, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  7. Pour mixture over beans, tossing to coat.
  8. Chill at least 3 hours or overnight.
  9. Sprinkle with feta cheese before serving.
  10. Garnish, if desired.


Most Helpful

A very nice salad type side dish to serve with the evening meal. I loved the flavors! I only had frozen, french cut green beans, so I cooked them until crisp-tender and then followed the recipe. I had freeze-dried oregano and used 2 tsp. We enjoyed this and will be having it again. Thanks, Carole in Orlando

carole in orlando November 19, 2004

YUMMY!!! I made it as written except used dried oregano instead of fresh. It was excellent. Make sure you put it in a shallow dish so it can marinate every little bean and don't forget the feta cheese, it's a must! An excellent addition to my low-carb recipes. I've picked up the beans to make it again!! Thanks for the recipe.

Chill June 29, 2004

I served this for Father's Day and everyone enjoyed it. It was a tasty colorful salad. I had a little left over and it was even better the next day for lunch.

Marianne in the Village June 22, 2004

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