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Minty Green Bean Salad

Rated as 4.1 out of 5 Stars

"Unusual Italian green bean salad. Garlic and mint together - what a combo! My secret vinaigrette recipe too!"
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Ingredients

30 m servings 144 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil, and cook the green beans 10 minutes, or until tender but crisp; drain.
  2. Transfer green beans to a medium bowl, and mix with garlic, onion, and mint.
  3. In a small container with a lid, mix olive oil, cider vinegar, garlic, basil, mustard, salt, and pepper. Shake until well blended. Toss into the green bean mixture.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 144 calories; 10.3 g fat; 12.3 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

very tasty! Iused about 1/2 the garlic and that I thought was plenty. I also doubled the amount of mint. Be careful not to over cooked the beans> I think 6 to 7 mins. is long enough. I also used...

Most helpful critical review

The beans and mint are nice together, but there is far too much oil and garlic in the recipe. I would cut the garlic in half and use less oil, this way the salad is less slimy.

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very tasty! Iused about 1/2 the garlic and that I thought was plenty. I also doubled the amount of mint. Be careful not to over cooked the beans> I think 6 to 7 mins. is long enough. I also used...

The beans and mint are nice together, but there is far too much oil and garlic in the recipe. I would cut the garlic in half and use less oil, this way the salad is less slimy.

You do taste the garlic in this recipe, but both my husband and I enjoyed the taste very much, and would rate this recipe very good. If I made any modifications, I'd increase the Mint leaves.

Very nice. TIP: Those folks who find the garlic too strong; try poaching the cloves in the water with the beans. It will mellow the acidity, but you won't lose the health benefits of garlic. ...

This is a good, different green bean salad. I really liked the contrasting flavors of the vinegar dressing and the mint. After reading other reviews, I decided to saute the garlic and onion. I u...

This was good, but not great. I took other reviewer's suggestions and cut the garlic down to 2 cloves, and added more mint. Upon tasting, I added extra vinegar. I think green onions instead o...

This was a very good recipe. I did decrease the amount of garlic, but added raisins which went wonderfully with the rest of the ingredients.

Tasty. I cut down on the oil per some other reviewers' suggestion and quadrupled the mint. I would make this again.

This has such a fresh/sweet flavor. I love it. I didn't notice the garlic being too strong, but it didn't sit around too long either.