To this end, I've been looking at recipes that combine green beans and mint. Not seeing any exactly to my taste, I came up with the following.
Green Beans with Mint
1 T olive oil
1/4 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, roughly minced
Just when the onions and garlic are getting tender, add:
2 springs of mint, chopped - I just used a pair of kitchen shears to chiffonade the mint directly into the pan.
Saute for a another minute or so. Add mixture to:
2 c green beans cooked to your favorite level of tenderness (I like mine slightly crunchy)
Would I make this recipe again? Yes! The mint adds a hint of sweetness to the veg. If you're not a genus allium fan, try adding the onion mixture to 4 c green beans.