Green Beans with Pecans and Maple VinaigrettePair this nutty-sweet green bean side dish with creamy mashed potatoes and the protein of your choice for an easy yet impressive weeknight dinner.
Green Beans with Dried Cranberries and HazelnutsFrom the Kitchen of Ivy Manning, longtime contributor. "This side dish is positively Pacific Northwest, my stomping grounds. Oregon produces both cranberries and hazelnuts, which I source from local vendors."
Easy Summer Green BeansOther than the green beans, you probaby already have all the ingredients needed to make this easy and flavorful summer side.
Citrus Green Beans with Pine NutsTry a fresh twist on the typical green bean side with this citrusy dish. A dash of orange juice adds deliciously bright flavor, while toasted pine nuts give this side a nutty flair.
Sherried Green Beans and MushroomsDress up the traditional holiday bowl of green beans with exotic mushrooms, shallots, sherry, and fresh parsley and thyme.
Oven-Roasted Green BeansSeasoning the beans with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roasting in the oven brings out their naturally delicious flavor. Make sure to use the freshest beans possible for the best results.
Garlic and Thyme Green BeansSometimes the simplest of recipes are the most delicious. Plenty of garlic, some thyme, and really fresh green beans add up to more than the sum of their parts.
Rosemary Green BeansIncrease both the flavor and texture of your green beans by adding chopped pecans, fresh rosemary and grated lemon rind.
Sautéed Green Beans With BaconSauté lightly steamed green beans and top with chopped bacon and green onions for a simple and savory side dish.
Garlic Green BeansDress up humble green beans with a little garlic, butter, salt, pepper, and olive oil for a simple side dish that's sure to draw rave reviews.
Green Beans with Almond-and-Lemon Brown ButterAdd rich, nutty flavor to green beans by topping the steamed beans with a mixture of browned butter and toasted almonds.
Steamed Green Beans with Cracked Pepper and ChèvreThe combination of tender, sweet green beans and the tartness of goat cheese makes this side dish a nice complement to most main dishes.
Green Bean-and-Red Bell Pepper TossThis green bean dish goes from kitchen to table in just 20 minutes. Sliced red bell peppers add great color (and make this a festive choice for Christmas), while shallots and garlic punch up the flavor.
Marinated Green Bean and Potato SaladWhite wine vinegar adds a little bite to this blend of green beans, wax beans, and fingerling potatoes. Make preparation even easier by planning to serve this side when you'll have some leftover cooked bacon on hand.
Green Bean Salad with Vidalia Onion and MintIf you're in need of a light, refreshing side, check out this dish. Balsamic vinegar perfectly complements the sweet Vidalia onions, while fresh mint brightens all the flavors.
Wax Beans with Chorizo, Almonds, and ParsleyBelonging to the same vegetable family as green beans, wax beans make a great side dish and compliment the bright colors of Summer.
Green Bean, Grape, and Pasta TossDress up plain green beans with this pasta toss featuring pecans, bacon, red grapes, and red onion. It's reminiscent of broccoli salad and is perfect for taking to potluck dinners and supper clubs, or even just enjoying at home with your family.
Sweet-and-Sour Green BeansCider vinegar and sugar are the "sweet and sour" in this simple side. Cooking bacon slices and onion together, then sautéing the beans in the bacon drippings, adds even more incredible flavor.
Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes, and AlmondsThis easy green bean toss features crunchy sliced almonds and the tangy bite of goat cheese. Don't like goat cheese? Try substituting feta cheese instead.
Spiced Potatoes and Green BeansFor a super-hearty and spicy side, pair green beans with cubed potatoes and flavor with ground New Mexican chiles, brown mustard seeds, cumin, coriander, minced ginger, and ground tumeric.
Simple Green Bean Sides