Feta, red onion, and mint are a classic combination; tossed with snappy green beans they make a salad of surprising complexity, at home both as a light main course or an effortless side dish.
Green Bean Salad with Feta and Mint
Feta, red onion, and mint are a classic combination; tossed into a snappy green bean salad they make an easy side dish with surprising complexity.
Yield: serves 4-6
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 lb. green beans, trimmed
8 oz. feta, cut into 1/2" cubes
1⁄2 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped
1⁄2 small red onion, thinly sliced
Whisk together vinegar, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl; set aside. Bring a 6-qt. saucepan of salted water to a boil; add beans and cook until tender, about 3–4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl of ice water. Drain and toss with vinaigrette, feta, mint, and onion.