Bean Recipes

16395692_xlOur collection of fresh bean recipes, from sides to entrees, you can sub purple beans for any of the green beans called for in these recipes:

Garlicky Green Beans

This is one of those amazing vegetable recipes that makes something so delicious you can’t stop eating it—and you don’t need to! This makes a great side dish for just about anything, and the beans are good at room-temperature or cold too.

Snappy Green Beans

Green beans are also known as snap beans because of the snap sound they make when they are broken. Green beans can be used as a side dish or a quick snack- and you can even eat them raw!

Pan Roasted Green Beans

You might be used to eating bright-green beans—but we’re looking for brown spots here! They give the beans loads of flavor.

Blue Cheese Walnut Green Beans

Tender-crisp green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and topped with toasted walnuts pair well with grilled steak or chicken.

Wilted Green Bean Salad

Wilted lettuce is a traditional Southern salad in which tender greens are tossed in a dressing of hot bacon grease and tart vinegar, salt and pepper, garnished with crisp pieces of bacon and raw spring green onion. Here we do something deliciously similar with lightly steamed tender new green beans to create this irresistibly delicious healthy green bean salad recipe.

Poached Cod and Green Beans with Pesto

Using just one skillet, this easy fish recipe cooks cod right on top of fresh green beans and uses the same pan to make a flavorful sauce. The result is perfectly flaky fish, tender-crisp vegetables, a savory pan sauce and very little cleanup.

Green Beans and Pancetta with Whole Grain Mustard Dressing

In this easy vegetable side recipe, green beans are tossed with crispy bits of pancetta, shallot and whole-grain mustard after cooking. If you can’t find pancetta, bacon is a perfect alternative.

Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

Toss the green beans with a warm dressing of softened shallots, cider vinegar, and crisp bacon.

Garlicky Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Green Beans With Pecans and Maple Vinaigrette

You can make this side dish ahead of time: Toast the pecans, cook the green beans, and make the vinaigrette up to a day in advance, then combine before serving.

Green Beans With Roasted Nuts and Cranberries

Dried cranberries add a sweetness that complements the earthy roasted nuts in this dish.

Green Beans With Almond-and-Lemon Brown Butter

Make an easy brown butter sauce with lemon juice and toasted almonds to bring blanched green beans to life.

Green Beans With Mushrooms and Crispy Onion Rings

This shortcut recipe stars sautéed mushrooms, lightly fried onions, and a light creamy sauce.

Green Bean Salad With Walnuts, Fennel, and Goat Cheese

For a great make-ahead option, serve this simple salad—it’s delicious at room temperature or chilled.

Green Bean and Pasta Salad

Bulk up the veggies with beans and cooked penne for a salad that’s hearty enough to be a meal.

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. These picked green beans are easy to prepare and will keep up to a week in the refrigerator.

Haricots Verts with Carrots and Sesame

Pair this simple side with one of your favorite fast Asian recipes for quick weeknight supper.

Haricots Verts with Cherry Tomatoes and Mushrooms

Sweet cherry tomatoes and earthy mushrooms tossed with delicate French green beans make a colorful and flavorful addition to your weeknight dinner.

Olive Almond Green Beans

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

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.

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.

Steamed Green Beans with Lemon Mint Dressing

Instead of mint, tarragon or basil would be equally delicious. If desired, top with fresh lemon rind for a little extra zing.

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.

Tempeh (or Tofu) 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.

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.