Green Bean, Fig and Feta Salad

January 23, 2018

 

My local Greek restaurant does this salad and it's just out of this world. True to Mediterranean cuisine there's only a few ingredients and each one complements each other perfectly with just the right combination of zingy-ness, crunch, creaminess and little bursts of sweetness. It makes an amazing side dish but is often eaten as a meal in it's own right. This one is a permanent fixture on our family's summer menu.

 

Serves: 2 as a main dish or 4 as a side dish

 

Ingredients

 

500g fresh green beans, ends trimmed

50g Danish or Persian feta

10 raw almonds, crushed

6 dried figs, chopped

1 lemon

Drizzle extra virgin olive oil to dress

 

Method

 

  • Steam green beans until just tender, I like mine to retain a decent amount of crunch. Usually around 3 mins on high in the microwave.

  • Refresh under cold water and drain

  • Place beans, crushed almonds and chopped figs in a bowl, then crumble the feta over the top

  • Drizzle with EVOO and lemon juice and turn gently to combine

  • Spread over a beautiful platter and be taken away to Greece!

 

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