Green Bean Saute with Feta
Fresh green beans, tomato, sweet onion, and garlic sauteed with butter and olive oil, finished with a pinch of fiery red pepper flakes and tangy feta cheese.
Recipe type: Side Dish/Low Carb
Cuisine: American/Mediterranean
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound green beans
  • ½ of a sweet onion (1/3 cup shallots would be lovely as well, also can sub regular yellow onion or red onion but use less, by about half.)
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 2 medium-or one large-ripe tomatoes
  • ⅛ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • Celtic sea salt
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 tbs. butter
  1. Set a medium-sized pot of water on to boil. Rinse and stem green beans. When the water reaches a boil, salt lightly and add green beans. Boil 3-5 minutes or until bright green but still relatively firm.
  2. Slice sweet onion length-wise. Chop garlic.Dice and de-seed tomatoes. Heat oil and butter in a skillet over high heat. Add tomatoes, fry for about 3 minutes to evaporate juices, add onion, garlic, red and black pepper, and ⅛ tsp. salt.
  3. Allow to fry on high heat for about 5 minutes, tossing occasionally, or until the onion is translucent and the juices have thickened and reduced.
  4. Add green beans, toss well, cover and steam for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the beans are tender but not mushy.
  5. Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve hot or warm.
Recipe by The Nourishing Gourmet at