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Green Beans with Lemon and Feta Cheese

Green Beans with Lemon and Feta Cheese

Is your garden producing buckets of fresh green beans yet? If so, you have to try green beans with lemon and feta cheese. This easy side dish is great with any meal.

One of my favorite summer chores as a child was prepping the green beans for dinner. I really didn’t consider it a chore, but since it was a job on the list, I always signed up:) I loved sitting outside on the patio with a big bowl of fresh green beans. I always kept a spare bowl by my side, to toss the ends into. I don’t know why, but I enjoyed snapping off the firm ends of the beans. I would get sad when the beans were all snapped and ready to go. The bigger my bowl was, the better.

I still enjoy snapping beans and I enjoy eating them too. I like my beans crisp, bright green, and a tad crunchy. This time I spiced the green bean up with lemon and feta cheese. Light, healthy, and delicious.

If you love garden green beans, get a big bowl and start snapping. You will love these green beans with lemon and feta cheese.

Green Beans with Lemon and Feta Cheese


1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 small red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lb. fresh green beans, ends snapped and washed
Juice of one large lemon
1/4 cup feta cheese
Salt and pepper, season to taste


1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and saute the garlic and onion until tender. Stir in the green beans. Add the lemon juice and stir again. Place a lid on the skillet and cook the green beans until tender, about 5 minutes. Make sure you stir the beans at least once.

2. Pour the green beans into a bowl or onto a serving platter. Top with feta cheese and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

*Note-I always squeeze additional fresh lemon juice on the green beans right before serving.

If you like these green beans, you might also like:

Green Beans with Lemon and Shallots from Two Peas and Their Pod
White Bean Salad with Zucchini, Green Beans, and Tomatoes from Two Peas and Their Pod
Green Beans with Feta and Dill from Cooking on the Side

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25 Responses to “Green Beans with Lemon and Feta Cheese”

  1. Barbara Bakes — July 23, 2010 @ 5:35 am

    Sounds so easy and delicious!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet — July 23, 2010 @ 5:40 am

    You know I’m not the biggest veggie fan, but my husband would LOVE these! Green beans are his fave.

  3. What a gorgeously simple dish! Love it!

  4. Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen — July 23, 2010 @ 6:33 am

    Ahh…memories of summer on the farm, snipping buckets of beans and shelling tons of peas! Didn’t realize how easy life was then! Green beans-a staple in our kitchen!

  5. Dee — July 23, 2010 @ 7:40 am

    I just picked a strainer full of green beans today. So for Sunday’s Lunch I will be making the green beans with feta cheese.

  6. Becky O. — July 23, 2010 @ 7:53 am

    simple and delicious. we should be picking some tomorrow. I love that you used red onion and feta.

  7. Kalynskitchen — July 23, 2010 @ 7:56 am

    Just so happens I do have an abundance of beans in my garden! Sounds very good. I might add the lemon zest as well.

  8. Erica — July 23, 2010 @ 9:32 am

    mmm fresh green beans! I had asparagus and corn with feta the other night and it was fabulous. Bet green beans are just as good. Hope you and Josh have a great weekend

  9. Mags — July 23, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    I have all the ingredients and since I’m cooking for myself today and no one else here likes feta cheese, guess what I’m having for dinner? This looks so fresh and delicious.

  10. Joanne — July 23, 2010 @ 9:55 am

    What a perfect simple side dish!

  11. monica — July 23, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    Huh! I am growing green beans in my garden! Perfect! I’ll have to try it and experiement. LOVE FETA FOR LIFE! :)

  12. Pam — July 23, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

    I can never get enough feta. This recipe is simple and delicious – perfect for the summer.

  13. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — July 23, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    What a pretty and simple dish! We have had a lot of green beans from our CSA and it looks like we’ll have quite a few from the garden soon, as well. I will keep this recipe in mind!

  14. grace — July 23, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

    i’ve never tried green beans like this–how refreshingly different!

  15. myrecessionkitchen — July 23, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

    Picked some beans and onions just minutes ago, going to make this for dinner!

  16. Brittany — July 23, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

    Love it!

  17. Sharlene — July 24, 2010 @ 7:28 am

    Simple vegetables. Love love love!

  18. Natalie (The Sweets Life) — July 26, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    so delicious and healthy! my inlaws love their green beans with TONS of butter, would love to show them that green beans can be good without! :)

  19. Deena — September 5, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    does it have to be red onion or can i use white for the recipe?

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  23. leah — July 24, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

    awesome!! just made this recipe (halved it) for my husband and I because we just started South beach diet Phase 1….OMG delicious!!! Totally tasted like tomatoes in the recipe due to the lemon? We could ‘nt figure it out:) YUMMMO

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  25. Annette Ervin — September 8, 2013 @ 12:05 am

    Try adding a little fresh dill at the very end too. Yum!

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