large (at least 4 quarts) pot of water to a boil. While the water is coming
to a boil, mix the GREEK SEASONING and water in a roomy bowl. After 5
minutes, add the oil, vinegar, sugar, and onion. Mix well, set aside.
Wash the beans, cut off the stem end, and chop into roughly 2 inch chunks.
Place the beans in the rapidly boiling water. Young and tender beans will
be done after 3 minutes, large beans can take 6-7 minutes. Taste if in
doubt-just tender is what you want, not soft, not hard. Remove the beans
and run under cold water until cool. This will stop the cooking and keep
the beans green. Toss in the bowl with the dressing, cover and refrigerate
until ready to serve. Add quartered tomatoes and half of the feta cheese,
toss to combine. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top (it looks nice
and white that way) and serve.
Serves: 6-8 as
a side dish.
Prep. time: 10 minutes.
Cooking time: 3-7 minutes