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Marinated Green Beans with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta

This marinated green bean salad is a wonderful spring side dish. The Kalamata olives, tomatoes and feta give it a Greek twist and an incredible blend of flavors. Allow the flavors to marinate together overnight for even better results.


2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed

¼ cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced

2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 (8 ounces) package of crumbled feta

1 bunch of fresh oregano sprigs


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Add green beans; cook until slightly tender, but still crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately drain green beans and plunge them into ice water to stop cooking further. Drain beans and place them in a shallow serving dish.