Green Bean and Peach Salad
Summer peaches pair remarkably well with sweet caramelized onions and crisp green beans. James Oseland

The green bean family covers a wide range of varieties: common supermarket-variety green beans but also yellow wax beans, purple snap beans, French beans or haricots verts, Romano beans, dragon tongue beans, and many others. Green beans are well suited to a variety of preparations, from blanching to sautéing to braising. We’ve collected our favorite green bean recipes.

Serving green beans raw or quickly blanched preserves their satisfying snap. Our Thai green mango salad pairs beans with unripe mango and cherry tomatoes in a dressing of fish sauce and lime juice. Blanched green beans are great in salads. Try them paired with peaches, dressed with a sesame sauce, or in our summer bean salad with six kinds of beans.

Braised green beans become rich and tender. Loubieh bil zeit is a classic Lebanese dish of romano beans braised in olive oil with tomatoes. For something meaty, try stewing green beans with smoked turkey leg until tender.

A Thanksgiving staple, green bean casserole is delicious any day of the year. Our classic green bean casserole recipe is based on the one developed in the 1950s by the Campbell’s Soup Company. Our hericots verts casserole starts with a similar base, but balances the rich cream sauce with sherry vinegar and is topped with fried shallots instead of onions.

Dry-frying is a great technique for cooking green beans. By par-frying the beans to dehydrate them and then frying them hotter, you get a blistered exterior and a tender interior.

Check out all of these dishes and more in our collection of green bean recipes!


Green Bean and Peach Salad

Summer peaches pair remarkably well with sweet caramelized onions and crisp green beans.

Green Bean Salad with Feta and Mint

Feta, red onion, and mint are a classic combination; tossed with snappy green beans they make a salad of surprising complexity.

Sautéed Green Beans with Pickled Shallots

Shallots are quick-pickled and sautéed with green beans in this refreshing side.
Shallow-frying green beans blisters them on the outside and renders them tender on the inside, with a whisper of a chew.

Green Beans with Lemons and Capers

Inspired by the briny flavors of veal piccata, this elegant side dish is simplicity itself: blanched green beans tossed in a vinaigrette of capers, bright lemon, and a beautiful olive oil. Get the recipe for Green Beans with Lemons and Capers »

Summer Bean Salad

Summer Bean Salad

Romano Beans with Tomatoes (Loubieh bil Zeit)

In this traditional Lebanese mezze, romano beans are braised until tender with tomatoes in olive oil.

Som Tum Mamuang (Thai Green Mango Salad)

This dish is a refreshing adaptation of a more widely known version made with papaya.

Salad of Haricots Verts and Green Hazelnuts

This salad of crisp haricots verts is tossed in a light tomato-spiked cream dressing and scattered with fresh hazelnuts. Get the recipe for Salad of Haricots Verts and Green Hazelnuts »

Haricots Verts Casserole

Sherry vinegar balances the richness in the cream sauce for this Thanksgiving staple, which is topped with crispy shallots. Get the recipe for Haricots Verts Casserole »

Green Bean and Radish Salad

In this salad, a chile-infused honey compliments the spicy radishes and gives the green beans some sweet heat. Get the recipe for Green Bean and Radish Salad »

Green Beans with Sesame Sauce

Ginger-spiced green beans make a light and simple side dish. Get the recipe for Green Beans with Sesame Sauce »

Stewed Green Beans

Infused with the meaty flavor of a smoked turkey leg, these super-tender green beans are wonderful side dish.

Green Beans and Tomatoes

In so many green bean casseroles, the beans are cooked well past the point of mushy. In this recipe they keep some snap.