Greek Style Green Beans

1 lb. washed and trimmed green beans

1 tbsp clarified butter (or your oil of choice)

2 large tomatoes, chopped

8 oz. crumbled feta cheese

Greek Dressing:

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

30 whole pitted kalamata olives, chopped

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1 clove garlic, minced

salt and pepper

To make the dressing, add the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic and salt/pepper to a small blender or chopper and mix it well (it also can be done by hand). In a mixing bowl, add dressing and stir in the olives. This will stay good in the refrigerator for at least a couple of weeks. 

In a large saute pan, add your butter or oil and when hot, add your green beans. Salt and pepper your green beans. Sauté the beans and when they start to get some color on them, add 1/2 cup water and cover to steam. When still green but with a slight crunch, remove from pan and add to a large bowl. Add dressing, cheese, tomatoes and mix well to coat all of the beans. Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed. Serve warm but also good at room temperature.

Greek Dressing adapted from Pioneer Woman