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    Recipe for green beans with yogurt sauce

    Serves 4


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

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

    2. Sprinkle with mint and scallion.



    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

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    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.

    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”