Minty Green Bean Salad


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 pound fresh green beans

  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 2 slices onion, chopped

  • 1 sprig fresh mint leaves

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • ½ tablespoon minced garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • ¼ teaspoon prepared mustard

  • salt and pepper to taste


  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
10g Fat
12g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 144
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 287mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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