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Green Bean Salad With Lemon and Feta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This Green Bean Salad with Lemon and Feta is light, refreshing and easy to make. A perfect salad or side dish to serve alongside any dinner. Four simple ingredients of green beans, feta cheese, lemon juice, and olive oil make this delicious side ready to go in 20 minutes. It’s so easy, so anyone can make it any enjoy it. Perfect for people who eat low carb or keto diets.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek-American
Keyword: keto, low carb, Salad, Sides
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 177 kcal
Author: Briana
  • 1.5 pounds fresh green beans
  • 3 tbsp salt for blanching the green beans
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese (full fat)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juce (juice of 1 lemon)
  • pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1 whole lemon (wedges, for garnish)
  1. Trim the ends of the green beans. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a rolling boil. Once boiling, add in the green beans. You definitely want the water to taste salty, so some of that salt penetrates the beans. This is your main source of seasoning in the beans, so don’t be shy. They will only be in the water for a few minutes.

  2. Now, we will blanch the green beans. To blanch, we will cook the beans for 5-7 minutes until they are softened just a bit but are still bright green. Add the beans to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Let them cool off in the ice bath for for 3-5 minutes.

  3. Next, grab a separate bowl to make the dressing. Add lemon juice and olive oil. Remove the green beans from the ice bath, and put in a serving bowl to dress them.

  4. Then, add the dressing to the green beans. Add in the feta cheese and mix well. Garnish with some fresh black pepper. Have a taste, then add some salt if necessary. 

  5. Garnish with more lemons, then serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Macros: Makes 6 servings, 5 net carbs per serving (8 total carbs - 3 grams fiber = 5 net carbs), 14 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein. These macros are estimated using MyFitnessPal and we cannot guarantee the accuracy.