Green Beans

Green beans are a real hometown favorite - did you know today's 'stringless' green beans were pioneered by Calvin Keeney in Leroy, NY in 1894?  They've gained in popularity since then, becoming a favorite of growers and families worldwide.  They prove to be a good source of Vitamin C and K (potassium), as well as silicon, which helps promote bone health and healthy formation of connective tissue.  Everyone has tried plain, boiled green beans and the classic holiday Green-Bean Casserole, but how about livening up your dinner plate with one of these dishes?

Green Beans Recipes in this Section:
 

Garlicky Green Beans with Pine Nuts

2 pounds green beans, trimmed

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1/3 cup (about 2 ounces) pine nuts

kosher salt and pepper

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the pine nuts and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes.

Drain the green beans and transfer to the skillet. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl.

 

Roasted Green Beans, Mushrooms & Onion with Parmesan Breadcrumbs 

1 1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed

1 medium red onion, sliced into rings

8 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced

8 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided

kosher salt

Black pepper

1 c. fresh breadcrumbs or panko

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 c. grated Parmesan (1/2 oz.)

1 lemon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. On two rimmed baking sheets, arrange green beans, onions, and mushrooms. Toss each with 3 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender and deeply browned, 30 to 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over medium heat, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Add breadcrumbs and oregano and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown, 3 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan, and zest of lemon.

Squeeze lemon juice over roasted vegetables and top with Parmesan breadcrumbs.

 

Simple Skillet Green Beans

1 lb. green beans

1 tbsp. soy sauce

1½ tsp. sesame oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron skillet, toss green beans with soy sauce and sesame oil. Roast, tossing midway through, until just crispy, 15 to 20 minutes.

Have a Recipe to Share?

What's your favorite way to prepare our fresh produce? Do you have a no-fail recipe you'd like to share with our members? Please contact us, and we will be happy to pass it along on these pages or in our weekly newsletters!

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