Monday, November 21, 2011

Marinated Green Beans with Olives & Feta Cheese

The following Southern Living recipe

is one I made for a recent family gathering.


(photo courtesy of Southern Living)



I intend to repeat it again for Thanksgiving, it was so good!

If I add chopped yellow & orange peppers, it will

look very appropriate for the season, too.



In order to make it work for my Vegan sister,

I kept the feta cheese off to the side


so anyone could add as much or as little as they wanted.

It is a delicious recipe & one that travels well &

holds nicely at room temperature.

A *Keeper*, for sure & I KNOW you'll

absolutely love it if you try it.

I've had to use the photo from the Southern Living site,

since I was too frazzled to remember to take pictures.



Marinated Green Beans with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 (4-ounce) packages crumbled feta cheese
  • Garnish: fresh oregano sprigs

Place beans in boiling water seasoned with 1 teaspoon salt;

cook 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Drain.

Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process.

Place in a shallow serving dish.

Cook garlic in hot oil in a skillet over medium heat 30 seconds

or just until fragrant; remove from heat.

Stir in olives, next 4 ingredients, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Pour mixture over beans, tossing to coat.

Chill at least 3 hours or overnight.

Sprinkle with feta cheese, unless you're feeding Vegans

Garnish with fresh oregano, if desired.

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings


Printable Recipe





I'm joining Yvonne at StoneGable's
On The Menu Monday
as well as
Michael Lee, noted author,
on her beautiful blog
Designs by Gollum
for her Foodie Friday meme
&
The Tablescaper for her
Seasonal Sundays.



Please be sure to go see all the other wonderful contributions.
Thank you, Ladies, for hosting these parties every week.

Thanks for visiting me, too!

My arm & wrist are feeling better &
I'm honored that you would take the time
to stop by The Gazebo House.

Wishing you a Blessed & Grateful
"Happy Thanksgiving"


15 comments:

  1. This sounds so good and I'm still waking up and drinking my coffee!

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  2. Good morning dear Rett! I am so happy to hear your wrist is feeling better. These beans look amazing! You are right, this IS a keeper recipe. I am always looking for new sides. Look for your wonderful bean recipe on an upcoming ON THE MENU MONDAY with a link back to this post! YUMMY!
    Rett, thanks for all your warm friendship and for looking out for me! Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving! You are a treasure!
    xo Yvonne

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  3. Good morning dear Rett! I am so happy to hear your wrist is feeling better. These beans look amazing! You are right, this IS a keeper recipe. I am always looking for new sides. Look for your wonderful bean recipe on an upcoming ON THE MENU MONDAY with a link back to this post! YUMMY!
    Rett, thanks for all your warm friendship and for looking out for me! Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving! You are a treasure!
    xo Yvonne

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  4. The beans sound great and are nice and colorful! Happy Thanksgiving Week Rett-enjoy:@)

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  5. Glad the wrist is feeling better, as you are going to NEED it to turn the many pages of the DISH book!
    Yes, girlfriend, you da winner.

    Email your address to me, please.
    thatoldhouseblog@gmail.com

    Happy days!
    Cass

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  6. I'm glad to read that your arm and wrist are feeling better - make sure to get some help with all the chopping and lifting that there will be around the kitchen in the next couple of days. This recipe looks delicious!

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  7. This recipe sounds fabulous and may very well appear on my Thanksgiving table. Glad I saw it when I did since I am on my way out the door to do that dreaded Thanksgiving grocery run. BTW, Congrats on the win of that gorgeous book. It couldn't have gone to a nicer person.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  8. Your salad looks so delicious, Rett. I'm imagining it with turkey leftovers on the day after . I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  9. Sounds tasty!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  10. Hello Rett~I'm b-a-c-k to makin' my visits (finally)! I just wanted to take a minute at this season of renewed hope and gratitude to personally thank you for your visits and kind words, especially with the loss of my kitty Angel. I wish I could convey to you how much your continued friendship means to me. You're always so generous to share a big part of your hearts passion through your wonderful posts. I look forward to each and every visit. I've no doubt we've got a lot more blogging fun in store for us.

    I will be borrowing your recipe. It will be great over the weekend.

    Sweet Wishes,
    Sara

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  11. Good to hear from you. Hope that you have a blessed Thanksgiving and that your wrist doesn't keep you away from your beloved sewing for any extended time. Excited to have my grandsons at our table. It's already set, and my pics will be posted tonight or tomorrow. We have so many blessings for which we can be grateful. Thanks for the recipe. This is one of the rare moments when I wish that I didn't despise olives...maybe I can try it without them. Happy Turkey Day! Cherry Kay

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  12. So glad to hear your wrist is feeling better! The green bean dish sounds like a winner. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

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  13. It sounds delicious and I'll have mine with the feta, please ;) Aren't we all supposed to be frazzled this time of year? :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  14. This sounds delicious Rett! I'm going to bookmark this recipe~ it's one I don't remember seeing in SL but it's a great salad for all seasons! Glad your wrist & arm are better! Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family! I'm thankful I'm not Vegan :))

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fondly,
~Rett~