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Lemony Green Beans with Almonds and Feta

Crisp-tender green beans tossed with a lemony dressing and sprinkled with toasted almonds and feta make an incredible side dish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4


  • 1/3 c. sliced almonds
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and sliced in half
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/3 c. crumbled feta cheese, divided


  • Toast the almonds one of two ways: either bake them for 3 minutes at 325 degrees or heat a large skillet over medium heat and cook almonds, stirring occasionally, until toasted. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, then add green beans, water, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cover and cook 7-10 minutes, stirring periodically. Uncover and increase heat to medium-high. Continue to cook another 3-5 minutes or until water has evaporated and beans are crisp-tender and bright green. Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, make the dressing: whisk together olive oil, dijon, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flaked, and black pepper.
  • When beans are done cooking, toss with toasted almonds, lemon dressing, and half the feta. Spread on a platter or serving dish and sprinkle with remaining feta. Serve immediately.


Adapted from Cookie and Kate.