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Lemony Almond-Feta Green Beans

When you find a vegetable recipe that demands second helpings, it's definitely worth sharing. I made these green beans for a dinner party, and that's exactly what happened! I like to use haricots verts, the skinny type of green bean. —Samantha Bowman, Houston, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add green beans; cook, uncovered, 4-5 minutes or until beans turn bright green. Remove beans and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Add green beans and almonds; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Sprinkle with lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper; toss to combine. Top with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 134 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Judie
    Jan 31, 2021

    Delicious and healthful. I served it with Greek Grilled Potato Salad and Greek Catfish from this site. I appreciate this green bean recipe for its low fat content compared to other green bean casserole recipes.

  • Patricia
    Jun 28, 2018

    Just followed recipe and it was wonderful

  • hkpepin
    Jun 21, 2017

    I loved this recipe and so did my husband. It was simple to put together and the flavors were amazing. The green beans still had some snap, the almonds added crunch, and the salty tang of the feta was delicious. My son wouldn't eat it, which is odd because he loves green beans, but maybe next time - and there will be a next time!

  • suefalk
    Dec 31, 2016

    Super!!! If you like Feta, you will love this!

  • xlsalbums
    Oct 16, 2016

    I will make this again. We loved the flavor! Better than just plain green beans.

  • rmbarr059
    Aug 9, 2015

    Thought this was good. Had to add a little more salt but overall I would make again. I think it would be yummy to try adding some halved grape tomatoes next time.

  • timmel
    Jul 13, 2015

    This recipe just didn't work for us, maybe I cooked the beans too long? But the feta didn't seem to go with it and no one really enjoyed these flavors together.

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    Jul 12, 2015


  • texvic
    Jul 1, 2015

    I would actually like to hear from people who have eaten this recipe… That's what a review is ..

  • MacBooks
    Jun 28, 2015

    How can anyone review a recipe before trying it ?