Mediterranean Green Beans

Mediterranean Green Beans

I made a Greek flavored chicken dish last night so I went in search of a recipe to pair with it. I had some freshly picked green beans, shallot, and garlic grown by my friend Currié so I was very excited when I found this recipe on MyRecipe. The crisp-tender green beans tasted wonderful with the kalamata olive and Dijon vinaigrette. It was a tangy and delicious side dish that paired perfectly with the chicken! We all loved these green beans, especially my son who ate every last bean on his plate. I love that!

Mediterranean Green Beans

Combine the kalamata olives, shallot, minced garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and sugar together in a large bowl; whisk until well combined. Let stand 10 minutes.

Cook green beans in boiling salted water for 3 to 4 minutes or until bright and crisp-tender; drain. Plunge beans into a bowl of  ice water to stop the cooking process; drain and pat dry. Toss together beans and olive mixture then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve at room temperature, or cover and chill up to 2 hours.

Mediterranean Green Beans


Mediterranean Green Beans


Yield: 4

Cook Time: 5 min.


3 tbsp pitted kalamata olives, chopped
1/2 shallot, sliced
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp whole grain Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 lb green beans, ends trimmed

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of
Original recipe by MyRecipes

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12 Responses to “Mediterranean Green Beans”

  1. 1

    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 12, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

    Love mediterranean flavours…this simple green bean side dish looks very delicious.

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    grace — August 13, 2014 @ 4:47 am

    i just don’t love olives, but other than that, this is a magnificent preparation of green beans!

  3. 3

    Pearl — August 13, 2014 @ 10:13 am

    that looks nice. the olives didn’t overwhelm the beans?

  4. 4

    Pam — August 13, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

    I thought they combined well together! I loved the tangy flavor the olives brought to the beans.

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    Marjie — August 13, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

    It looks like a great side. I love green beans.

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    John@Kitchen Riffs — August 13, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    I got some green beans at the store today — love them at this time of the year. This is a terrific recipe, and so worth trying. Thanks so much.

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    Devon — August 13, 2014 @ 6:16 pm

    I love green beans! You just reminded me! p.s. your site looks great! Very professional.

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    Jovina Coughlin — August 13, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

    Now I have a great new green bean recipe to add to my collection.

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    Joanne — August 15, 2014 @ 10:54 am

    If only the.boy liked olives! I could eat side dishes like this daily. Love all those Mediterranean flavors.

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    Kim in MD — August 19, 2014 @ 10:59 am

    I LOVE kalamata olives…this looks delicious!

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    Baked Mediterranean Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Olives, Capers and Garlic | Inolivia | Rich Olive Flavours — August 20, 2014 @ 5:10 am

    […] My family has been on a Greek food kick lately. We all love the tangy and fresh flavors so I have been making more meals using them. I had some chicken breasts to use up and went in search of other ingredients to make dinner. I found olives, capers, tomatoes, onion, garlic, thyme, basil, and dried oregano. I seasoned the chicken with some of the fresh herbs & seasonings then browned them before placing them in a baking dish surrounded by the rest of the ingredients then placed it in the oven and baked it. The chicken turned out moist and flavorful and combined nicely with the baked tomatoes, olives, garlic, and capers. This chicken didn’t last long and it paired nicely with the Mediterranean Green Beans. […]

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