What To Do With Fresh Mint?

Last week I joined Bountiful Baskets and picked up my first basket of delicious fruits and veggies.  Included in the basket was a bundle of fresh mint.  Normally I just dry the mint from my garden and use it as a tea or throw it into a smoothie.  This mint was destined for something different, so I searched for some fresh mint recipes.  Here’s one that is particularly delicious!  I had to use frozen green beans, but I look forward to fresh ones from the garden in July.  These green beans are good as a side dish or a snack, like right now, yum.

Green Beans with Roasted Red Peppers and Mint

1 lb. fresh or frozen green beans, cooked tender crisp

1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup roasted red peppers, thinly sliced

2 Tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon whole grain Dijon mustard

1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, and mustard.  Add the cooled, cooked green beans, red onion, and roasted red peppers and toss to coat.  Add the mint, toss until combined.  Serve at room temperature or cold from the fridge, with a fresh mint leaf on the side.

I found a couple of other great mint recipes that you’ll see here in the next week.


4 Comments on “What To Do With Fresh Mint?”

  1. Carolyn says:

    One reason Heidi loves Bountiful Baskets is the variety. Your mention of garden green beans in July is making me really think about “Gorilla Gardening”…….

  2. cathy says:

    Yes, there certainly is variety in the Bountiful Baskets . . . now what to do with a vanilla bean?

    Gorilla Gardening, it’s a good thing. =) Maybe you should considering having the kids plant your garden at home too . . . maybe, well it could work?

  3. Carolyn says:

    Lindsey has already “tilled” the garden and is going to plant her favorite squash! She is getting a little “settled in” wouldn’t you say?!=)

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