Green Bean, Almond and Feta Salad

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Total time: 35 mins

Course: Salad | Servings: 4

Difficulty level: Easy


  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds
  • 450g green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-3” long pieces
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tsp black pepper, preferably freshly ground
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta or Danish White cheese
  • 3 to 4 large basil leaves, torn or chopped, for garnish
  • Zest from ½ lemon, for garnish



  • Put a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat. Add almonds and cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 mins on medium heat. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking until almonds turn fragrant and golden. Transfer almonds to a plate to cool
  • Place pan back on heat and add green beans, water and ¼ tsp salt. Cover and cook until beans are tender, 7-8 mins. Remove lid and turn heat to high and cook until the liquid evaporates, stirring frequently, 2-3 mins. Remove the pan from heat and set aside to cool
  • Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, black pepper, red pepper flakes and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Pour the dressing into the pan. Add almonds, half the feta and toss to combine. Taste and adjust the salt, lemon or pepper as required
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle remaining feta and garnish with basil leaves and lemon zest.
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