Green beans, Feta, Caramelised Onions and Almonds
No Thanksgiving or Christmas table is ever complete without a green bean casserole. Over the years, I’ve made several kinds depending on my mood; there’s the classic creamy green bean casserole, the Lebanese version with tomato sauce (loubieh b zeit) or this lighter and refreshing version below.
Green beans with feta and caramelised onions
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
500g/1lb 2 oz green beans
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp sunflower oil
2 red onions, thinly sliced
150g/5 1/2 oz feta, crumbled
5 tbsp almonds, toasted
Place a pot on medium heat, add the beans, pour in enough water to cover the green beans then cover with the lid and bring to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, cook for 10-15 minutes or until the green beans have cooked through but still retain a slight bite. Strain and return to the pot, toss in the olive oil, cover and set aside. Meanwhile, place a frying pan on medium-low heat, add the sunflower oil and allow to heat through for a minute or so before adding the onions and cooking them through until they are caramelized and slightly crispy, about 10 minutes. Transfer the green beans to a large serving platter and scatter over with feta, almonds and the crispy onions. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine, if you like. Serve immediately with turkey or ham, roasties and gravy.