French Green Beans with Mint

French Green Beans with Mint

Hint of mint gives zip to this summer salad.

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • 4 cups Pictsweet frozen French Cut Green Beans
  • 1 thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and cut in lengthwise strips
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut in lengthwise strips
  • 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint

Directions

Place frozen beans in saucepan and cover with water. Place on stove top and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain again. In a large bowl, toss together the green beans, red onions and bell pepper. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until mixture becomes thick. Add 1/4 cup of the chopped mint and mix well. Drizzle the dressing over the vegetable mixture and toss well. Sprinkle with remaining mint. Serve cold or room temperature.