Archives: green beans

Green Bean Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

June 8, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Recipes, Salad, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

I first had this salad years ago in a dinner group I was part of. It was an amazing start to a great meal. The salad is both beautiful and delicious, with a variety of flavors and textures: sweet and juicy tropical mango (or papaya), crisp tender green beans, salty feta, dry roasted pistachios, and a tangy, easy-to-make apricot vinaigrette.  The vinaigrette • Read More »

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Green Beans with Caramelized Red Onion and Mushroom Topping

November 22, 2010 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This green bean dish is a far cry from the traditional green bean casserole that we all grew up with. Here, the green beans are crisp tender and topped with a sauteed mushroom and caramelized onion mixture. The combination is excellent and makes a perfect holiday side dish. If you don’t like mushrooms then skip ’em • Read More »

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Sesame Green Bean Salad

July 28, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This simple yet tasty recipe is a great way to dress up humble green beans. And, it’s perfect for summer entertaining because the recipe can easily be doubled and made ahead of time. The original recipe calls for cooking the green beans in boiling water for 8-10 minutes but I think that is WAY too long so I changed • Read More »

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Green Beans with Bacon and Red Pepper

November 20, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Green Beans with Bacon and Red Pepper | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Pork, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable.

If you’re looking for a change from the traditional green bean casserole or just a new veggie side dish, look no further. This tasty recipe is sure to please! It combines crisp-tender green beans, sweet red pepper and smoky bacon, and takes only minutes to prepare. Husband loves bacon on anythings so this recipe was definitely • Read More »

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Green Beans Vinaigrette

August 12, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Green Beans Vinaigrette | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This is a perfect summery side dish: crisp-tender green beans tossed with a light, lemony vinaigrette. It’s simple, tasty and very easy to make.  Even though the vinaigrette is delicious as is, I added a small amount of Dijon mustard for a little added pizazz. To make sure that each green bean was evenly coated with the dressing, • Read More »

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Green Bean, Red Onion and Roast Potato Salad with Rosemary Vinaigrette

July 15, 2009 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Potatoes, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Here’s a delicious, summery salad that is perfect for your next potluck: roasted red potatoes and crisp-tender green beans tossed in a flavorful rosemary dressing. Yumm!!! For the dressing, I add a little Dijon mustard for extra flavor and a bit of sugar to soften up the acidity. Also, I roast the potatoes until they are nicely browned, which can take longer • Read More »

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Stir-fried Beef with Green Beans and Water Chesnuts

June 26, 2009 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Beef, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

Here’s another great take-out favorite that can be whipped up in a flash: thin slices of beef with crisp-tender green beans, crunchy water chesnuts and a garlic and ginger flavored sauce. It’s delicious! Don’t let the oyster sauce frighten you. It doesn’t smell fishy or taste anything like oysters…it just forms the base of the sauce along with the • Read More »

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