Green Beans With Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta

"Not your usual green beans, but so great and easy. I had these as a side at a restaurant in Atlanta and have re-created this version."
 
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Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a medium bowl, prepare an ice bath for cooling the beans.
  • Cook the beans in salted boiling water, about 6 minutes, until crisp, but tender.
  • Drain the beans, then cool in the ice bath.
  • Drain and put the beans in a serving dish.
  • Add the feta cheese to the cooled beans.
  • Heat the olive oil and add the garlic, about 60 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Remove form heat and add the tomatoes, olives, lemon juice, and oregano.
  • Toss this mixture.
  • Pour over green beans and feta and stir gently to combine.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Snowflake04
    Could I make this in the morning and refrigerate it and serve it cold around 5:00 pm?
     
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Reviews

  1. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    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
     
  2. FallnXangel
    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!
     
  3. sugarpea
    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.
     
  4. La Dilettante
    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.
     
  5. annbb
    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!
     
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Tweaks

  1. annbb
    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!
     

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