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Green Bean and Mint Salad

Kara Kennedy

CSA Shareholder Kara Kennedy loves mint and sent along three recipes. Here's one that combines two savory share items: green beans and mint.

  • 1 lb fresh green beans, broken into two-inch pieces
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped fresh mint, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the beans; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until beans are bright green and crisp-tender. Drain the beans and run them under cold water to stop the cooking. Toss beans in a big serving bowl with ½ cup of the mint, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper. When ready to serve, toss in the remaining ¼ cup mint so you have some perky looking herbs on the plate. Makes 6 side dish servings.