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Best Recipes with Green Beans

Green beans are classic veggies with exquisite taste. You can steam them to make delicious green bean salad or combine them with bacon as a side dish.

Best Recipes with Green Beans

Green bean Casserole

Green beans and mushroom casserole can accompany the main course.


  • One can of mushrooms
  • cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups of green beans
  • 1 cup of fried onions
  • cup of flour


Step 1: Preheat one tbsp. of oil and fry the mushrooms for 10 minutes (until golden brown). Add in the green beans and cook for another 5 minutes until they turn bright green.

Step 2: Heat the oven and melt the remaining butter in a pan. Remove from the heat and sprinkle some flour to make a golden brown paste. Return to the heat and add some milk to create a smooth white sauce. Stir the beans into the white sauce and spoon them into an ovenproof dish.

Step 3: Scatter some crispy onions and bake for 30 minutes. Serve while still hot.

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Best Recipes with Green Beans – meals with green beans

Green bean, pancetta, and chickpea

This simple yet delicious salad combines crispy pancetta and crunchy green beans. You can squeeze a fresh lemon too.


  • 700g of green peas
  • Thin slices of pancetta
  • Olive oil spray
  • Chickpeas (canned and drained)
  • 2 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • Crushed garlic clove
  • cup of virgin olive oil


Step 1: Boil water into a frying pan and cook your green beans for 3 minutes. Drain and refresh in cold water.

Step 2: Dry the frying pan and spray with oil. Add pancetta and cook for 3 minutes or until it turns golden brown. Set it aside to cool and break it into large pieces.

Step 3: Combine green beans and chickpeas in a bowl and then add lemon juice and garlic. Next, season with salt, top with pancetta and serve.

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Best Recipes with Green Beans

Quick Recipes with Green Beans

Sweet potato, green beans, and barley salad

This refreshing salad goes well with a barbecue lunch.


  • 500g of sweet potato
  • 1/3 cup of extra virgin oil
  • 1 tsp. of ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • 4 cups of watercress sprigs
  • 1 cup of pearl barley
  • 2 tbsp. of chopped fresh chives
  • 1/3 cup of flaked almonds
  • 100g goat cheese
  • cup of apple cider vinegar


Step 1: Add 4 cups of cold water to a saucepan and add boil. Lower the heat and cover for 20-30 minutes (until the water is almost gone).

Step 2: Place the sweet potatoes on a tray and sprinkle them with cumin. Add one tbsp. of oil and toss to coat. Bake for another five minutes or until the almonds are golden in color.

Step 3: Place your beans in a heatproof bowl and cover them with boiling water (until they turn bright green). You can refresh under cold water.

Step 4: Combine honey, vinegar, and oil in a bowl. Add sweet potato, beans, watercress, almonds, and barley. Transfer to a serving plate and top with goat cheese. Serve while still hot.

Green Beans with Pomegranate

This is a quick side dish that takes 10 minutes to prepare.


  • 1 tbsp. of pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tbsp. of caster sugar
  • 350g of green beans
  • 1/3 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbsp. of lemon juice


Step 1: Cook your beans in a pan of boiling water (until tender)

Step 2: Whisk oil, lemon juice, and molasses in a bowl and season

Step 3: Drizzle some dressing over the beans and scatter with pomegranate. Serve while hot.

Best Recipes with Green Beans

Best Recipes with Green Beans

Recipes with Canned Green Beans

Green bean and Mackerel salad

This dish is tasty and offers many health benefits.


  • One tbsp. of extra virgin oil
  • 200g canned green beans
  • 1/3 cup of fresh parsley leaves
  • Dill springs
  • King Oscar mackerel fillets
  • 1 tsp. of mustard
  • 2 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • Lemon cheeks ( to serve)


Step 1: Cook beans in a saucepan and boil for 3 minutes

Step 2: Combine lemon juice, mustard, and olive oil in a bowl

Step 3: Toss olive oil through the beans, add mackerel fillets, and toss through parsley. Serve with lemon cheeks and dill.

Green Bean with Shallots

If you’re looking for a quick meal to keep hunger pangs at bay, you can jazz up your green beans with some shallots.


  • 25g of butter
  • 400g green beans
  • 3 finely chopped shallots


Step 1: Cook green beans in salted water for 4 minutes and drain under running water. You can prepare before – keep your beans in the fridge.

Step 2: Put some butter in a frying pan. Once it starts foaming, add your shallots and cook for another 5 minutes. Next, throw in your green beans and cook for 1-2 minutes. Serve while hot.

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Marko Jankovic
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