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Chilled Minty Green Beans

 Chilled Minty Green Beans
This is an easy accompaniment to any dish. I love to use fresh beans from the garden to make it.—Patty Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
13 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling


  • 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


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