Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Green Beans with Feta and Dill

Green Beans with Feta and Dill

I was searching through my favorite sites, Tastespotting and Foodgawker, for a side dish idea. I saw this amazing looking green bean side dish and knew it would be perfect to serve with my razor clams (recipe to come). I adapted the recipe a little to suit our tastes and we all LOVED it. Both of my kids asked for seconds and gobbled every last bite. I loved the dill flavor and thought it paired nicely with the razor clams and rice. I look forward to making this again - soon.

Green Beans with Feta and Dill:

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 small red onions, sliced thinly
  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped

 In a small bowl add the chopped shallot and minced garlic along with the red wine vinegar and olive oil, whisk well and set aside to let the flavors mingle.

Trim the ends of the green beans, if desired. Place in a pot of boiling water for 3-4 minutes, I like mine tender but still crisp. Drain and place in ice cold water to stop them from cooking and to keep them bright green. Drain and place in a bowl. Add the sliced onion, fresh dill and salad dressing to taste. Toss until evenly coated. Place in a serving dish and sprinkle the top with feta cheese. Serve and enjoy.

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