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Minted Green Beans with Red Onion 

A small sliced onion added to the beans while cooking enhances their flavor with out adding fat or calories!

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Side Dishes

Think Variety; Think Color: Red Green

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Serves: 6

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: 1 ½


2 lbs green beans, fresh or frozen

1 tsp Dijon-style mustard 

1 Tbsp white wine vinegar

1 Tbsp olive oil

3 Tbsp fresh mint leaves, minced

½ cup red onion, finely chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a kettle of boiling water, cook beans for 2-4 minutes, or until they are crisp-tender. Transfer to a a bowl of ice and cold water to stop the cooking process. Pat the beans dry with paper towels.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Add oil in a stream, whisking together ingredients until emulsified.
  3. Add cooled beans, mint, and onion, and toss mixture until well combined. Serve.

Credit: Recipe courtesy of the University of Florida Sarasota County Extension.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 80 Carbohydrates: 12g
Total Fat: 2.5g Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0g Dietary Fiber: 5g
% of Calories from Fat: 28% Sodium: 25mg
Protein: 3g  



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