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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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."

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."

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2015


Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

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

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

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

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