Mediterranean Green Bean Salad

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad

This green bean salad is amazing – full of Mediterranean flavors like feta, toasted almonds, tomatoes, briny olives, and a delicious lemon herb dressing to tie it all together.  A perfect side dish for weeknight meals.  The best part is this salad comes together in a single skillet so clean-up is also a cinch!

Green beans are in season and on sale at Safeway.  Pick up fresh, locally grown Colorado green beans to make this delicious green bean salad for your family this week.  No mushy green beans here.  Instead, we have crisp, perfectly tender green beans topped with savory Mediterranean-inspired flavors for an incredibly easy side dish. 

I love green beans and love experimenting with different ways to prepare them.  I usually just toss with toasted almonds, olive oil, and lemon, but I wanted to add a little pizzazz to my green beans so I added feta, tomatoes, and olives and made a zesty lemon-herb dressing using fresh basil and parsley from the garden.  The result is this flavorful salad that the whole family loved!

I paired it with a pan-seared tuna steak for an easy low carb and flavorful meal in under 20 minutes! 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 to 3″ long pieces
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced
  • lemon zest from 1/2 lemon

You can also toss in toasted pine nuts, or sub the almonds for pine nuts if you’d like.  They add a delicious rich flavor to the salad. 

green_bean_Salad_ingredients

Add these items to your Safeway shopping list for grocery delivery or pickuphere or by clicking the buy now button below. 

buy now button

How to Make a Mediterranean Green Bean Salad

Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat.  Add the sliced almonds and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until slightly browned and toasted.  You can stir or shake the pan to ensure the almonds do not burn.  Once golden, remove from the pan to a small bowl to cool. 

In the same skillet over medium heat, place the green beans, 1/4 cup water, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.   Cover the skillet and cook the green beans and cook for 7 to 9 minutes until the green beans are bright green and tender.  You can shake the pan or stir the green beans a few times while cooking.  Watch the water and when it disappears, be sure to remove the green beans as they can scorch.   Remove the skillet from the heat and set it aside. 

Meanwhile whisk together the olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, fresh parsley, basil, salt, and pepper until combined. 

To the skillet, add the halved tomatoes, sliced Kalamata olives, sliced shallot, crumbled feta cheese, and half of the toasted almonds.  Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. 

Plate on a serving platter and garnish with fresh lemon zest and the remaining almonds. 

mediterranean_green_bean_Salad_Skilet

mediterranean_Green_bean_Salad

Mediterranean Green Bean Salad

This green bean salad is amazing – full of Mediterranean flavors like feta, toasted almonds, tomatoes, briny olives, and a delicious lemon herb dressing to tie it all together.  A perfect side dish for weeknight meals.  The best part is this salad comes together in a single skillet so clean-up is also a cinch!
No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Green Bean Salad, Mediterranean Green bean Salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories:
Author: Eva Fry SuperSafeway

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans trimmed and cut into 2 to 3" long pieces
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds toasted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil minced
  • lemon zest from 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat.  Add the sliced almonds and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until slightly browned and toasted.  You can stir or shake the pan to ensure the almonds do not burn.  Once golden, remove from the pan to a small bowl to cool.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, place the green beans, 1/4 cup water, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.   Cover the skillet and cook the green beans and cook for 7 to 9 minutes until the green beans are bright green and tender.  You can shake the pan or stir the green beans a few times while cooking.  Watch the water and when it disappears, be sure to remove the green beans as they can scorch.   Remove the skillet from the heat and set it aside.
  • Meanwhile whisk together the olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, fresh parsley, basil, salt, and pepper until combined.
  • To the skillet, add the halved tomatoes, sliced Kalamata olives, sliced shallot, crumbled feta cheese, and half of the toasted almonds.  Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  • Plate on a serving platter and garnish with fresh lemon zest and the remaining almonds.

mediterranean_green_bean_Salad_1

What to Serve with Mediterranean Green Bean Salad

Green beans are a perfect side for grilled and pan-roasted meat and seafood. I served it with a pan-seared tuna steak and it was a delicious low-carb meal that was full of flavor and filling.   Here are some other dishes that would pair nicely with the salad. 

Grilled Mediterranean Salmon

Pickle Brined Chicken Strips

The Best Grilled Tri-Tip Steak

Easy Bruschetta Chicken

Keto Chicken Piccata With Lemon Wine Caper Sauce

 

If you make this and like it, please add your review and comment below.  You can also tag us on Instagram to be featured in our stories! 

SuperSafeway is a blog devoted to helping you find the best deals and planning your meals based on sales at Safeway in the Denver division.  

For more low prices, check out the Safeway weekly ad and the Safeway coupon matchup page. Would you like to stay updated on the best deals? If so, make sure to like Super Safeway on Facebook, join our Facebook group, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our Instagram, or head over to Pinterest. Also, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter.

* Please note – Savings information is based on Colorado pricing and the Safeway Coupon Policy for the Denver Division which includes Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming and South Dakota. Your market may vary. Prices may vary per location*

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




Scroll to Top