TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 13 servings


  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh mint
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 106 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat


  1. Place beans in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, mint, garlic and salt. Pour over beans and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 13 servings.
Originally published as Chilled Minty Green Beans in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p164

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