Washed and trimmed fresh green beans are a real time-saver. Cook them and toss with a homemade vinaigrette to liven up any dinner plate. Top with fresh crumbled feta cheese for a zingy, salty twist that brightens the flavor of the vegetable. Ready in no more than 15 minutes, this is a super simple recipe that brings excitement and a cheesy punch of flavor to green beans. We opted for feta with basil and sun-dried tomatoes for an added dose of herbs and sweet flavor.
2 (12-ounce) packages ready-to-eat fresh green beans
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomatoes
How to Make It
Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add green beans, and cook 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
. While beans are cooking, heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from heat; add vinegar, mustard, and salt, stirring well with a whisk.
. Drain beans, and return to pan. Pour vinaigrette over beans; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Serve immediately.