Green Bean Salad with Greek Olives and Feta Cheese (Video)
There are so many of my favorite flavors in this tasty Green Bean Salad with Greek Olives and Feta Cheese that uses fresh green beans! And if you go easy on the sweet onions this is a great low-carb salad!
This favorite Green Bean Salad with Greek Olives and Feta Cheese is a tasty idea for Meatless Monday, but it could also be a lovely side dish for something cooked on the grill. I first made this salad in 2005 and took it to a barbecue at the house of my friends Mary and Ken, and I’ve been making it ever since. And although the original photos weren’t horrible, I’m happy to have new pictures for this tasty salad!
The original version of the salad had two options for a tasty dressing, but as I made the salad through the years the version I liked most evolved into one using a much simpler dressing that featured white balsamic vinegar (or white vinegar). That’s the dressing I’m including with this post, and I think you’ll like it, but you can use the link above to see the original dressing. The only other thing I changed is to use a little more Feta cheese, because more Feta is always good, right?
I love the sweet white onions in this salad, but I wouldn’t use regular white onion for a salad where the onion is raw. Sweet onions seem to be available any time of year now, but I realize that raw onion is something that some people don’t find appealing, even if the onions are sweet. You can omit the onions, or use thinly sliced green onion if you have some onion-avoiders in the family. But if you like onion, the sweet onions (cut into slivers so they mimic the shape of the green beans) are amazing.
How to Make Green Bean Salad with Greek Olives and Feta Cheese:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe including nutritional information.)
- Trim beans, and cut into pieces about 2 inches long.
- Steam beans for 5 minutes. Then immediately put beans into ice water to stop the cooking and drain well.
- While the beans drain crumble the Feta, slice the olives, and cut the onion into slivers about the same thickness as the beans. (Use less onion if you want fewer carbs.)
- Whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon, dried oregano, greek seasoning, and a little pepper to make the dressing.
- Combine beans, olives, and onions and toss with desired amount of dressing, then gently fold in the Feta.
- Serve right away or refrigerate.
- This will stay good in the fridge for a day or two, although I think it’s best the day you make it!
Make it a Meal:
For a low-carb Meatless Monday dinner, I’d serve this with something like Low-Carb and Paleo Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles.
More Salads with Green Beans:
Green Bean, Tomato, and Feta Salad Oreganato ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Mexican Green Bean Salad from Simply Recipes
Green Bean, Tomato, Onion, and Basil Summer Salad ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Fresh Green Bean Salad with Asian Dressing from A Veggie Venture
You can use red onion if you prefer. Use less onion if you want fewer carbs. Use any type of black olives that you like if you're not a Kalamata olive fan. This recipe created by Kalyn. Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4.7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7.3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 604mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2.8gSugar: 5.2gProtein: 5.3g
You can use red onion if you prefer. Use less onion if you want fewer carbs. Use any type of black olives that you like if you're not a Kalamata olive fan.
This recipe created by Kalyn.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Green Bean Salad with Greek Olives and Feta Cheese is a good choice for a low-carb diet plan or any phase of the South Beach Diet. South Beach would recommend a moderate amount of Feta cheese; other low-carb diet plans would permit more cheese.
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