Green Beans with Basil and Mint


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.

Green Beans with Basil and Mint
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 6 cup water

  • 2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed if desired

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ cup shredded fresh basil

  • cup shredded fresh mint

  • 1 small red sweet pepper, chopped

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

71 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
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.

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