Minted Green Beans with Red Onion

By 30 Minutes or Less
A small sliced onion added to the beans while cooking enhances their flavor with out adding fat or calories!

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  • Prep Time:10 minutes

Side Dishes

Serves: 6
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Red


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

1/2 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.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    80
  • Carbohydrates:    12g
  • Total Fat:    2.5g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0g
  • Dietary Fiber:    5g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    28%
  • Sodium:    25 mg
  • Protein:    3g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of the University of Florida Sarasota County Extension.



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