This simple dish is one of the greatest memories of my childhood, it reminds me of my grandmother who used to cook for the whole family. She cooked green beans in different ways but this was our favourite in the summer. The mint sauce was tasty and refreshing and I loved it when we were serve it on toast for breakfast.
1 kg of green beans
20 gr of fresh mint leaves
Cut the beans in small pieces (make 3/4 pieces out of each bean) into a bowl filled with water, wash and then boil them in a cooking pot.
Wash the mint leaves the put them in a food mixer with 1/2 glass of olive oil, some salt and a few almonds previously mashed. Mix together until you obtain a creamy sauce, some people like to find the bits of leaves.
Strain the beans, put them in a tray or bowl then pour the sauce on top.
They can be served hot or cold, they’re actually great served cold in the summer especially when the weather is hot.