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.

Recipe by Oxmoor House January 2006


Credit: Oxmoor House

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3 mins
12 mins
15 mins
6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


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Nutrition Facts

75 calories; fat 3.7g; saturated fat 1.2g; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 7.6g; cholesterol 6mg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 285mg; calories from fat 44%; fiber 4.1g; calcium 87mg.