There are two ways you can do this recipe. You can boil your beans, dress them and serve immediately. I prefer it dressed and left to marinate in the fridge overnight, which gives you something closer to a pickled bean.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 2 servings
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add beans and cook uncovered until nearly tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well, and set aside in a large bowl.

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  • Smash garlic, olive oil, mint, and salt using mortar and pestle.

  • Pour vinegar and half of olive oil mixture over beans and toss well.

  • Transfer beans to a resealable freezer bag. Pour remaining olive oil mixture into bag, squeeze out all air, seal and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.

  • Remove beans from refrigerator, top with fresh mint and serve.

Cook's Note:

For best results, marinate beans in olive oil and vinegar mixture overnight.

Nutrition Facts

195.3 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 17.3g 6% DV; fat 13.8g 21% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 16mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2012
The store had no Romano beans so I used green beans and also used white balsamic vinegar. One thing that I will do differently next time is to steam them in the microwave as I know exactly how long it takes to cook them the way we like them. I overcooked the beans a bit today but that's not the recipe's fault. I'd recommend that you use a good-quality olive oil as it's an important element of this recipe. I will not put the beans in a bag the next time as too much of the garlic-mint-oil mixture stuck to the side of the bag making it difficult to get out. Simple yet elegant presentation for a side dish/salad that can be made early in the day. Will be making this a lot definite keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2014
Really heavy on the garlic! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2012
The store had no Romano beans so I used green beans and also used white balsamic vinegar. One thing that I will do differently next time is to steam them in the microwave as I know exactly how long it takes to cook them the way we like them. I overcooked the beans a bit today but that's not the recipe's fault. I'd recommend that you use a good-quality olive oil as it's an important element of this recipe. I will not put the beans in a bag the next time as too much of the garlic-mint-oil mixture stuck to the side of the bag making it difficult to get out. Simple yet elegant presentation for a side dish/salad that can be made early in the day. Will be making this a lot definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2013
Fantastic!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2013
yummy add tomatoes.... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2014
Really heavy on the garlic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2014
I had never hear of these beans before and did not know what to do with them. Glad to have found this recipe! It was wonderful!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2016
I followed the recipe maybe added a bit more garlic and a bit more mint. Here's a tip: Use the mortar and pestle on the mint garlic and salt first then add the oil. I served the finished dish warm and had left overs cold 4 hours later. The recipe is significantly better with age very much like pickling. Overall the recipe was really good. Don't over cook the beans err on the under done side. Otherwise an excellent recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2013
It is a good quick easy recipe. However it is a little heavy on garlic and olive oil. Read More