Saturday, September 24, 2011

French Beans Salad with Mint and Lemon (Fagiolini mentuccia e limone)

This French Beans simple salad will surprise you for the unique taste. I love it to accompany Roast Lamb or Beaf. The freshness of the lemon melded with the minth (IItalian« Mentuccia » which latin name is "Calamintha Nepeta" will be perfect for this recipie) mixed with garlic and oil give to this salad a unique unforgettable taste. If you can't find « Mentuccia » any other kind of mint will make it. This recipie is perfect for a vegan diet.

500gr French beans, topped and tailed
1 Garlic clove
6 Sprigs fresh mint  (best if Italian mint: Mentuccia "Calamintha Nepeta ")
4 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Grey Unrefined Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

Boil the beans in plenty of salted water and cook until quite tender. Drain in a colander and place the Beans in a mixing bowl.

Finely chop the garlic and mint. Mix them in with the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir into the beans. Mix well. Your French Beans salad is ready.

Place on a serving plate, top with few lemon zests and a mint spring. Buon Appetito! 

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