Green Bean Recipes

Not just a Thanksgiving side dish, enjoy green bean recipes that will compliment your meals year-round.

Versatile Green Beans

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Versatile Green Beans

Not only high in nutritional value but also great in texture and taste, green beans are as ubiquitous to the American table as mashed potatoes or broccoli. Whether steamed, fried, or used in a hearty casserole, these summer veggies are delicious and easy to incorporate into your healthy diet.

First up is our Quick-Pickled Dilly Green Beans. A fresh alternative to pickled cukes, these crisp, crunchy treats make a zesty summer snack, garnish for a Bloody Mary, or condiment in a sandwich or salad. They're easy to prepare and will keep up to a week in the refrigerator.

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Chicken and Green Bean Salad

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Chicken and Green Bean Salad

Easy to make and ready in just 20 minutes, crunchy green beans and juicy tomatoes create a beautiful salad. Pile this simple salad atop crostini for a simple supper or hearty appetizer.

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Olive-Almond Green Beans

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Olive-Almond Green Beans

Move over plain green beans for this delicious side serving. The kalamata olives give these beans its saltiness, toasted almonds a bit of crunch, and a touch of citrus thanks to lemon rind.

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Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms

Photo: Charles Masters

Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms

Here's a deliciously updated version of the classic, with fresh green beans and wine-infused mushrooms. We just had to keep the fried onion topping, which is arguably the best part.

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Two-Bean Toss

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Two-Bean Toss

The use of 2 different beans, wax beans and green beans, add color and beauty to a healthy and fresh side dish.

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Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Walnuts

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Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Walnuts

Here's a crowd-pleasing side that's easy on the pocketbook: just 67 cents per serving! If money is no object, consider finishing with a flourish of white truffle oil.

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Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork

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Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork

This recipe is characteristic of the hot and spicy cuisine from the Szechuan province. You can substitute lean ground chicken or turkey for pork and asparagus for green beans, if you prefer.

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Farro, Green Bean, and Fennel Salad with Tuna

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Farro, Green Bean, and Fennel Salad with Tuna

To make this a full whole-grain salad, avoid pearled farro, which has been partially processed. Yes, it takes a little longer, but to save time, hunt down some precooked whole-grain farro. It's found on the rice aisle. The recipe, however, begins with uncooked grain, which needs an hour in the pot and a little time to cool. We recently tasted—and loved—Wild Planet's wild albacore tuna, jarred in olive oil, which is firm, meaty, rich, and moist. We also love that it's sustainable, 100% pole and troll caught. Visit wildplanetfoods.com to purchase online or locate retailers.

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Tempeh and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

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Tempeh and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

Tempeh is a high-protein soy product that originated in Indonesia, and it works great in this delicious Asian-inspired dish. Substitute extra-firm tofu, if desired.

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Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans and Pearl Onions

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Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans and Pearl Onions

Dress up green beans with pearl onions and balsamic vinegar to give this worthy-of-a-special-occasion side dish a nice flavor.

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