Marinated Green Beans with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta

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Marinated Green Beans with Tomatoes, Olives, and FetaRecipe
Makes 8 to 10 servings


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2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup kalamata olives, sliced
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 (4-ounce) packages crumbled feta cheese
Garnish: fresh oregano sprigs


Place beans in boiling water seasoned with 1 teaspoon salt; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process. Place in a shallow serving dish.

Cook garlic in hot oil in a skillet over medium heat 30 seconds or just until fragrant; remove from heat. Stir in olives, next 4 ingredients, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Pour mixture over beans, tossing to coat. Chill at least 3 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Garnish, if desired.

Created date

June 2003