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Soba Noodles with Green Beans and Almonds

Soba Noodles with Green Beans and Almonds

Perfect green beans seem to be available only for a month or two in the summer. This tasty salad is a nice way to highlight them during that brief window. However, I’m so fond of them, that I use frozen green beans so I can make this easy soba noodle recipe regularly. I highly recommend using organic, whole, baby green beans.

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Simple Green Bean Salad

green bean salad

This Simple Green Bean Salad recipe showcases fresh seasonal vegetables. It’s perfect to make as a side dish for a barbecue night.

 

Simple Green Bean Salad
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 25 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 3 French shallots, finely chopped
  • 50 mL olive oil
  • 25 mL balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Strain the beans and steam for about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and immerse in cold water to stop cooking. Drain.
  2. Cut the cherry tomatoes add them to the beans. Chop the pepper and shallots; add to the salad.
  3. Mix together all the remaining ingredients for the vinaigrette and pour over the salad.
  4. Mix and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

 

Easy Sesame Green Beans with Tofu

sesame stir-fried green beans with tofu

Fresh green beans are one of my favorite veggies, but they have a frustratingly short season. While they’re on the produce shelves longer than they once were, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re always good — they can be tough and stringy more often than not, if they don’t come straight from your garden or farm market in midsummer. That’s why whole frozen organic green beans are a staple for me. They’re consistently good in stir-fries or salads. Continue Reading…

Tempeh and Green Beans with Shiitake-Miso Gravy

Tempeh and green beans with shiitake-miso gravy

Green beans, tempeh, and bell peppers make for a tasty trio, especially when enveloped in a flavorful shiitake-miso gravy. To save time, or when fresh are out of season, use frozen organic baby green beans, available in most any natural foods store and many supermarkets. If available, do use fresh slender green beans, by all means, when they make their rare appearance at your local market. Photos by Evan Atlas.

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Green Bean Fries

Green bean fries with ranch dressing

Green bean fries are a less starchy but equally fun and tasty alternative to potato fries. Using fresh slender green beans in season is the way to go, even though trimming them is a bit of work. Off season, use partially thawed whole baby green beans. These are tasty with our dairy-free ranch dressing, but they’re good on their own, too. Use as a snack, appetizer, or side dish. Photos by Evan Atlas.
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Lemony Bulgur with Green Beans and Walnuts

Lemony bulgur with green beans and walnuts

Filling and hearty, the lemony flavor and the slender green beans give this bulgur dish a fresh flavor. It’s ideal to make when fresh slender green beans are on the market. That’s quite a fleeting moment, so feel free to substitute whole organic baby green beans when good fresh ones are unavailable. Serve with a colorful salad and some corn on the cob for a simple meal. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.  Continue Reading…

Piquant Green Beans

Piquant green beans

This nippy preparation of green beans is adapted from a traditional recipe from the Southwestern U.S. Fresh tomatoes and jalapeños combined with tender fresh green beans make for a tasty summer side dish. You can use whole organic green beans when fresh are unavailable. Photos by Evan Atlas. Continue Reading…

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