Recipes and Cooking Green Beans with Basil and Mint 4.6 (5) 1 Review A great recipe especially if you need a side dish in a hurry. Green beans, red sweet pepper, garlic, basil, and mint, make a vibrant, yet tasty addition to your dinner table. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 1, 2008 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 6 cup water 2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed if desired 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ cup shredded fresh basil ⅓ cup shredded fresh mint 1 small red sweet pepper, chopped 2 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon salt Directions In 4-quart Dutch oven bring water to boiling. Add green beans and return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 7 to 8 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender, adding garlic the last minute of cooking. Drain. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine basil, mint, sweet pepper, olive oil, and salt. Add drained green beans and garlic. Toss gently to combine. Makes 8 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 71 Calories 4g Fat 9g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 71 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 154mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 9g 3% Total Sugars 2g Protein 2g Vitamin C 31.9mg 160% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 1.8mg 10% Potassium 286mg 6% Folate, total 52.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.