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Green Beans with Feta Cheese

Updated on May 8, 2011
Green Beans with Feta Cheese
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Garden Fresh Green Beans

When I was growing up, my mother either boiled the green beans to mush and drowned them in butter, or boiled them with bacon and onion. I still enjoy beans with bacon, but sometimes I want something with a fresher, lighter flavor. Green beans with feta are sauteed in olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice and fresh cracked pepper. The feta cheese adds a bit of tanginess that brings out the freshness of the beans and lemon.


1 pound fresh green beans, cleaned and stem end cut off

2 cups water


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

1 clove garlic, minced

Juice of half lemon

Fresh ground black pepper

Feta cheese


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large skillet. Add the beans, season lightly with salt, cover and boil for 4 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and drain the beans into a colander.
  3. Heat the oil and butter in the skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced, fresh garlic. Saute the garlic until tender, but not browned.
  4. Add the drained beans and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Toss the beans to coat evenly with the oil and butter.
  5. Cook the beans over medium heat for another four minutes, or until tender but still crisp.
  6. Remove the beans from the heat. Serve hot, sprinkled with feta cheese and a lemon wedge.


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    • Dexter Yarbrough profile image

      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Sounds like a great recipe to try. Thanks for sharing.

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This sounds really good. Since I like all the ingredients I will try this recipe for sure. Thank you for sharing.

    • suziecat7 profile image

      suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Boy, this sounds good. Thanks - I'll try it this week.