Green Beans with Lemon and Feta Cheese

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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.

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Green Beans with Lemon and Feta Cheese

5 from 1 vote


  • 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.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. You know I’m not the biggest veggie fan, but my husband would LOVE these! Green beans are his fave.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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! 🙂

  10. 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