Marinated Green Beans with Olives, Tomatoes, and Feta


This marinated green bean salad is a wonderful summer side dish. Allow the flavors to marinate together overnight for even better results.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins


  • 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 ounce) package crumbled feta

  • 1 bunch fresh oregano sprigs


  1. 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.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic in oil for about 30 seconds. Remove the skillet from heat. Stir in olives, tomatoes, vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper.

  3. Pour mixture over green beans; toss together until beans are evenly coated. Sprinkle feta cheese on top and garnish with oregano sprigs. Chill at least 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

183 Calories
14g Fat
11g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 597mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 20mg 102%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 292mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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