Falling In Love with Green Beans ♥ Favorite Recipes

Favorite Green Bean Recipes ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Sides to salads, soups to suppers and more.
Every year, I seem to fall in love with a new vegetable. One year beets, another year corn. Then one year something hit me about green beans – and I haven't looked back since, collecting one new green bean recipe after another.

And I'm not alone! Year after year, two of A Veggie Venture's top recipes feature green beans. You definitely don't want to miss Thanksgiving's World's Best Green Bean Casserole and summer's "Best Ever" New Potatoes & Green Beans!

So here are my favorite recipes. Perhaps this is your year to fall in love with green beans too? I'm here to help, proud to present my best and favorite bean recipes, all in one place ...

A Dozen+ of My Best Green Bean Recipes, Everyday to Special, Sides to Salads, Soups to Suppers. Recipes Include Nutrition Information & Weight Watchers Points. Many Vegetarian, Vegan & Naturally Gluten Free Recipes.

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What Are Your Favorite Green Bean Recipes? There's a pile of garden green beans waiting on the counter and I'd love to find a new favorite recipe. How do you cook green beans? Leave a note in the comments!


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My Favorite
Green Bean Recipes
for Summer

Simple Skillet Green Beans, another easy weeknight vegetable side dish ♥ AVeggieVenture.com.

Microwave Green Beans with Easy Tomatillo Salsa, another quick, fresh salad or side dish ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Low Carb. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegan. Gluten Free.

Best Ever New Potatoes & Green Beans, a classic summer combo ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Budget Friendly. Gluten Free. Rave Reviews.

Slow Cooker Green Beans & Tomatoes, another Meatless Monday idea ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Vegan. Low Carb.

Summer Vegetable Stew ♥ AVeggieVenture.com, a soupy stew made with fresh vegetables, a great master recipe and a rainbow of summer vegetables, full of different flavors and colors and textures. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegan. Gluten Free. Paleo.

Chilled Green Bean Salad with Rosemary & Garlic Oil, another healthy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Vegan. Low Carb. WW Friendly.

Green Bean Garden Salad, a 'real' garden salad ♥ KitchenParade.com, just fresh beans, tomatoes and corn tossed in tangy feta dressing. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Gluten Free.

Fresh Three-Bean Salad, another easy summer salad ♥ AVeggieVenture.com, made skinny with less oil and less sugar. WW Friendly. Gluten Free. Low Carb. Vegan.

Fresh Green Bean Salad with Asian Dressing ♥ AVeggieVenture.com, re-inventing the picnic favorite.

My Favorite
Green Bean Recipes
for Fall & Winter

Roasted Green Beans with Rosemary & Walnuts ♥ A Veggie Venture. A Fall Classic. Just Five Ingredients. Simple Enough for Everyday, Sumptuous Enough for Occasions. Low Carb. Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free.

Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew ♥ KitchenParade.com, a spiced vegetable stew, your choice of vegetables. Vegan. Paleo. Very Weight Watchers friendly!

World's Best Green Bean Casserole ♥ AVeggieVenture.com, yesterday's comfort food made with fresh green beans and fresh mushrooms, no canned beans, no cream of mushroom soup. Rave reviews since 2006.

Calling All Green Bean Lovers ...

So that's it, people. If you're crazy for green beans, you'll definitely want to check out all my green bean recipes. Your personal favorite is right there, hiding in plain sight ...

Tired of the same old green beans? Find new inspiration in this collection of seasonal Bean Recipes ♥ AVeggieVenture.com. Many Weight Watchers, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, whole30 recipes from simple for every day to special for occasions.

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  1. AnonymousJuly 11, 2011

    Pan/skillet fried are the way we eat them most often. Hot skillet, a bit of oil and stir now and again until done and a few flecks of browning. While beans are cooking, paste fresh garlic with some salt and add a bit of olive oil. Tip the cooked green beans into a bowl large enough to ensure they get evenly coated with the garlic/salt/olive oil. Her favorite way to eat them according to a 12 year old former, 'take 'em or leave 'em' kid. Yes, you may eat them with your fingers! Polly

  2. I was always rather ho-hum about green beans until I started growing them and had to find ways to use them and then I realized how good they can be. Your recipe ideas look great!

  3. AnonymousJuly 11, 2011

    Saute onions and garlic in olive oil. Once the onions are soft, add fresh washed green beans. Saute another minute. Then add fresh, chopped Roma tomatoes. Cover and cook over low heat until the beans are tender and the tomatoes have cooked down to a sauce. Add a pinch of sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve with a twist of salt and pepper and crumbled feta or Parmesan cheese and a hunk of crusty bread. This is a dish from Italy and will turn any green bean hater into a fan. Yummy!

  4. Oooo, I'm loving' these quick 'n' easy recipes, all, keep 'em comin'!

  5. The latest issue of cooking light had some great green bean recipes! I made a sesame soy version that was fantastic!

  6. Great recipes, so excited to try a few! My favorite is the green beans with potatoes too.


  7. Great post! I'm collecting summer veggie recipes on my site - stop by and link up your favorite(s)!


  8. Maybe too simple, but I love fresh, and I do mean freshly picked, lightly coated with Italian dressing (Newman's Own) and grilled over charcoal (chunk) and served with steak and grilled garlic.

  9. AnonymousJuly 13, 2011

    Alanna, I just today picked enough beans for dinner - and so it begins! Tonight, I'm going to cook them simply in salted water, with maybe a bit of lemon, but I've bookmarked this post to come back to in, oh, about 2 days. :)

  10. Hi Alanna,

    I just came across your blog and its great..

    my recent favourite way of cooking green beans is just a quick saute with crushed red pepper, garlic and sesame seeds or almonds. Add a splash of soy sauce and just stir all this until bite tender. The beans should still be crunchy..

    a slight variation on the above is using almonds and balsamic vinegar..

    This is pretty guilt free and low carb..


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