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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Chris's Week Twenty-Three Recipe: Green Beans with Mint

It's good to have a summertime goal and my goal is to NOT let the peppermint I planted this spring take over my deck. Oh, yes... it's in a pot by itself well away from other planters, but you know what mint is like: turn your back for a moment and there's mint everywhere!

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

Sautee together:

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)

Serve hot.

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.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds intriguing. I may have to procure some green beans this weekend to try it. Good luck with your mint - I had some at my previous house grow under the foundation and pop up on the other side!!