French Bean Salad with Mint
What could be simpler than French beans in a salad? It is important to have very fresh beans, without string. The combination of the garlic and mint, along with the oil and lemon, gives a totally unexpected flavour.
- 350g (12 oz) French beans, topped and tailed, or tender runner beans, trimmed and sliced
- 1 garlic clove
- 3 sprigs fresh mint
- 4tbsp olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Boil the beans in plenty of salted water and cook until quite tender. Drain. Finely chop the garlic and mint. Then mix them in with the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir into the beans. Mix well and eat hot or cold.