Lemony Almond-Feta Green Beans Recipe
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Lemony Almond-Feta Green Beans Recipe

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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
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 peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 134 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add green beans and almonds; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Sprinkle with lemon peel, lemon juice, salt and pepper; toss to combine. Top with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemony Almond-Feta Green Beans in Simple & Delicious June/July 2014

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xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 255513
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

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

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 230968
Reviewed 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 User ID: 759358 229499
Reviewed 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."

LorraineT200 User ID: 801487 229439
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2015


texvic User ID: 7767037 228791
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

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

MacBooks User ID: 8402526 228666
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"How can anyone review a recipe before trying it ?"

joeck User ID: 4934258 228602
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015

"Please have more recipes like this. I cannot make many TOH recipes because they contain dairy products that are hard to substitute. Would like to see more recipes easy for lactose intolerant people to use--adding suitable substitutes after recipes would be very helpful, especially for things like condensed milk, sour cream, cream cheese, etc. FYI, feta cheese is always okay. I look forward to using this recipe."

kathidahl User ID: 1718596 228590
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015

"I cannot wait to try this...If there were 6 stars I would give them even from just reading this recipe...I agree with jamieml.....I read and enjoy reading lots of TOH recipes, but health issues make reading them as far as I go..."

jamieml User ID: 6957941 228589
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015

"I am already giving this five stars before even trying out the recipe - simply because it's the first recipe I have received from Taste of Home in my email in box in AGES that couldn't be renamed "Heart Attack on a Plate." This green bean recipe looks appetizing, fresh, healthy and perfect for a hot summer night. THANK YOU for sending me something I can eat, enjoy and feel good about! Can't wait to try it out. Maybe tonight!"

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