A note about Garlico, sold by Al Amir Fresh Foods; it can be found at Fred Meyer in the deli section. Sub Recipe If you do not have Garlico, then whisk together five minced cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, pinch of salt and 3 tablespoons olive oil. Mix well.


  1. In a serving bowl add Garlico, squeeze two fresh lemons, salt and olive oil to make a dressing.
  2. Steam green beans until al dente (firm to bite, not soft and mushy), then sit until room temperature.
  3. Toss green beans in large bowl with dressing.
  4. When it’s time to serve, add dry mint or fresh mint for added flavor.

Recipe is best if made the night before so green beans absorb the juice.