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Snow on the Mountain Green Beans

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Adjust Servings:
tbsp butter
lbs fresh green beans
tbsp extra virgin olive oil
cup feta cheese — crumbled
tbsp lemon juice
sea salt
black pepper — ground

Nutritional information

8.7 g
6.7 g
172 mg
16 mg

Snow on the Mountain Green Beans

  • 25 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy



Snow on the Mountain Green Beans is a great side dish that uses fresh green beans and combines them with the flavors of feta cheese and lemon juice. Ready in minutes, this is one dish you will remember for a long time!

Not only is this delicacy flavor-rich and incredibly tasty, it packs in several health benefits too. Green beans are known to have several vitamins and minerals and are a low-calorie food. If you are looking for some crunchy food then here is the dish that you can rustle up in a few minutes.

Health Benefits

  • Green beans, especially when tender and young comprise of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K.
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How to make Snow on the Mountain Green Beans

  • Place water that has been slated lightly into a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Add the green beans and cook them for 3-4 minutes till they get tender. Keep the lid off.
  • Melt butter in a skillet with the olive oil. Keep the flame medium-high. Add the beans after draining to the skillet. Cook them until they become tender. This should take nearly 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle pepper, salt, and add lemon juice. Once done, place them on a serving dish (warmed). Sprinkle some feta cheese on top.


  • Did you know that snow on the mountain is actually a rare variety which has a very high yield? The beans when dry are maroon colored and have a white around the eye which gives it the name “snow on the mountain”.
  • Interestingly enough, beans are scientifically fruits.
  • Feta cheese cannot be called “feta” unless it’s actually produced in Greece. The word “feta” itself traces its origins to ancient “Greek” and means “slice”!
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