Fresh minted green beans

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PREP TIME

5 min

Makes

6 to 8 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 750 g green beans
  • 1 tbsp butter , at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp slivered toasted almonds , optional

Instructions

  • Bring a large saucepan with 2 inches (5 cm) water to a boil. Meanwhile, trim ends from beans. Slip beans into boiling water and boil, uncovered, over high heat until bright green and tender-crisp, from 5 to 6 minutes. Drain water, then return beans to saucepan. Stir in butter, salt and pepper. Stir over medium heat until butter coats beans. Stir in mint. Turn into a serving dish. Sprinkle with almonds, if using, and serve.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 44,
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g,
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1.9 g,
  • Sodium
  • 267 mg.

Sprightly mint enhances the crisp clean taste of green beans.

Make ahead

Cook beans in boiling water for 4 minutes. Drain. Place in a large bowl of ice water. When cool, wrap in paper towels, place in a plastic bag and seal. Refrigerate up to 2 days. To reheat, place beans and butter in a large frying pan set over medium heat. Stir constantly until hot, from 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in salt, pepper, mint and almonds, if using.