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🧾About Green Beans
Green beans are a great choice year-round. While fresh green beans are available all year long, their peak season is May through September. Unlike many other seasonal vegetables, that is a long season. This means you may be getting bored or tired of the same old green bean recipes.
Green beans come in a variety of colors from yellow to purple and include bush, wax, vine, and string varietals. Native to South America there are over 100 varieties available in the US.
When shopping for green beans, look for firm, bright (for the varietal color), smooth pods (wrinkles or lumps mean old and/or overripe). They should feel snappy when broken in two.
🌡️How to Store Green Beans
Refrigerate unwashed beans in an opened plastic bag for up to 5 days. For maximum crispness, it’s best to use the beans within 2 days of purchase.
Frozen green beans will last up to 4 months in their original packaging. Longer in a deep freezer.
🔪How to Clean Green Beans
Thoroughly rinse the beans in lukewarm water, then snap off and discard the stem ends, pulling any strings down along the length of the beans.
Cut the beans into desired lengths or leave them whole. I recommend cutting off the stem end. Or, cut them French-style by slicing lengthwise into halves or quarters.
👩🏻🍳 Expert Picks
Best Green Bean Casserole- Modern Green Bean Casserole (GF, V)
Best Weeknight Side Dish Recipe- Stovetop Garlic Green Beans (GF, DF, V)
Best Main Course Using Green Beans- Thai Vegetable Curry (GF, DF, V)
Best Green Bean Salad- Greek Bean Salad (GF, V)
Best Roasted Green Beans- Balsamic Roasted Green Beans (GF, DF, V)
🥘 Fresh Green Bean Recipes
Blanched Green Beans
Garlic Green Beans
Curried Green Beans
Modern Green Bean Casserole
Vegetarian Thai Green Curry
Greek Bean Salad
Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans With Maple Tahini Dressing
Italian Green Beans
Green Beans Almondine
Roasted Balsamic Green Beans
Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
Maple Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
💬Frequently Asked Questions
Up to 5 days, sometimes longer during peak season if purchased locally. For maximum freshness (i.e crispness) cook within 2 days.
In a tightly sealed container, cooked green beans should last 3 to 5 days.
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