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Romano Bean Salad Recipe
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Romano Bean Salad
See how to make a simple summer bean salad with garlic and mint dressing. See more
  • READY IN 4+ hrs

Romano Bean Salad

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"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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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    4 hrs 20 mins

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Smash garlic, olive oil, mint, and salt using mortar and pestle.
  3. Pour vinegar and half of olive oil mixture over beans and toss well.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove beans from refrigerator, top with fresh mint and serve.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For best results, marinate beans in olive oil and vinegar mixture overnight.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2014

Really heavy on the garlic!

 

8 Ratings

Jun 27, 2013

Fantastic!!!!

 
Jun 26, 2013

yummy, add tomatoes....

 
Sep 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!!

 
Aug 04, 2013

It is a good quick easy recipe. However, it is a little heavy on garlic and olive oil.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 7.8 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

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

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