Minty Green Bean Salad Recipe -
Minty Green Bean Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Minty Green Bean Salad

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

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 22, 2006

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 this as a cold bean salad. Which was delicious but make sure to cool beans befor adding ingred. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 23, 2003

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.

Dec 07, 2005

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.

Jan 26, 2009

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. If you have a recipe with oil, try poaching in the oil (VERY low heat, please). the garlic should not color; this will make the garlic nutty and sweet. It only takes 1-2 tsp. This tip is from ATK's garlic mashed potato recipe. DELISH!

Aug 21, 2008

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 used all four cloves, and it wasn't overpowering at all. I also just lightly blanched the beans and didn't use the sugar. Nice recipe!

Jun 07, 2007

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 of regular onion would have been better. It was nice for a change, but not sure I'll make again.

Jan 04, 2010

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.

Nov 27, 2008

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


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  • Calories
  • 144 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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