Thanksgiving Green Bean Salad Recipe

Aunt Diane's Green Beans with Feta and Pecans

A simple green bean side dish for thanksgiving or any occasion.
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, vegetarian
Servings 8 -10 servings as a side dish


  • 1 1/2 lbs green beans, ends removed and cut in half
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped and toasted
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper


  • Break the end of the green beans and cut them all in half. Cook them in boiling water for 4 minutes, drain and immerse them in ice cold water to stop the cooking and keep them slightly crisp. Drain the water and pat the beans dry with a paper towel.
  • Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar dill, garlic, salt and pepper and toss with the beans in a large bowl. Add in three fourths of the feta, red onion, and pecans and toss. Then top with remaining onion, feta and pecans.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!