Not just a Thanksgiving side dish, enjoy green bean recipes that will compliment your meals year-round.
April 02, 2013
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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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Haricots Verts with Shallots and Pine Nuts
This simple side of French green beans, shallots, and pine nuts comes together in a snap.
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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Sherried Green Beans and Mushrooms
Add color and crunch to your meal. Associate Food Editor Julianna Grimes created this recipe: "Everybody expects to see green beans at the holiday table, but I wanted to add some unexpected flourishes."
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Citrus Green Beans with Pine Nuts
Citrus gives a common side dish an unexpected, but delightfully delicious, makeover. The dish is light and refreshing so it won't bog down your plate.
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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
Dress up green beans with pearl onions and balsamic vinegar to give this worthy-of-a-special-occasion side dish a nice flavor.