Roasted Yellow Wax Beans with Mint

These Yellow Wax beans are an Italian heirloom bean. Notice their slightly flattened shape? Any green or wax bean will work though.

Roasted Yellow Wax Beans with Mint 

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serves 3 or 4


  • 1 pound yellow wax beans (you may substitute green beans)
  • 4 tablespoon mint, minced
  • kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil


Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Prepare the beans by clipping the stem knob off each bean. Leave the other end intact if possible. I also prefer the beans left whole, but that is up to you. You may certainly cut them into any size lengths you like.

Toss the beans with 2 tablespoons chopped mint, the olive oil and salt and place them into a roasting dish. Try not to crowd the beans too much.

Roast them in the oven for about 15 minutes total. Stir the beans and turn the pan around once during cooking.

Sprinkle the hot beans with the vinegar. Garnish with the remaining mint. Serve hot or at room temperature.