Lemon Mint Beans Recipe
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Lemon Mint Beans Recipe

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This vegetable side tastes so refreshing that they're a delightful addition to summer meals, but you'll want to enjoy them the rest of the year, too.—Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) fresh or frozen cut green or wax beans
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 39 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 297 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable.


  1. In a saucepan, cook beans in a small amount of water until tender; drain. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Mint Beans in Taste of Home June/July 2003, p15

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Fresh tasting; I wouldn't have thought to put mint with beans!"

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