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Recipe for green beans with yogurt sauce

Serves 4

YOGURT SAUCE

cups plain yogurt
1clove garlic, crushed
¼teaspoon salt
½teaspoon dried mint
1scallion, finely chopped

1. In a bowl, mix the yogurt, garlic, and salt.

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2. Sprinkle with mint and scallion.

GREEN BEANS

1pound green beans, trimmed and halved crosswise
4tablespoons (½ stick) butter
1onion, finely chopped
1green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1tablespoon chopped fresh
parsley

1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the beans and boil for 7 minutes or until they are tender but still firm. Drain and rinse with very cold water.

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2. In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the onion, bell pepper, salt, and black pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 8 minutes. Stir in the beans and basil and cook 2 minutes more or until they are hot.

3. Spoon the mixture into a serving dish, pour the yogurt sauce over the top, and sprinkle with parsley.

Adapted from “The Yogurt Cookbook”

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