Green and yellow (also known as 'wax') beans make a summery side dish or nutritious main course with next to no calories!
The delicious combination of green beans with sun-dried and fresh tomatoes is colourful and has lots of crunchy texture to contrast with the pasta. Instead of the beans, you can use asparagus or broccoli.
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This crisp and nutty salad makes a terrific part of the bento box. Look for toasted (not raw) sesame seeds in the sushi or Asian section of the grocery store.
To retain the colour and crispness of the beans, make this salad as close to the time of your get-together as possible.
Dressing: In bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, garlic, anchovy paste, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in oil. Set 2 tablespoons (25 mL) aside.
Salty, crisp strips of thick-cut prosciutto partner with garlic in this simple side dish.
As well as enjoying these as a pickle, spicy beans are popular as a garnish for cocktails, such as a Caesar. If fresh hot peppers and whole dill are unavailable, substitute dried red chili peppers and 4 sprigs fresh dill for each dill head.
Toss together green beans, garlic, minced, lime rind, lime juice, vegetable oil, salt and pepper.
Coriander and lime give a classic summer salad a fresh new taste. You can also use parsley or basil instead of the coriander. If you like, add 1 cup (250 mL) cubed smoked cheese to the salad.
Arrange beans on large piece of heavy-duty foil. Dot with butter or olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold up sides and seal to form packet.
In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook 8 oz (250 g) green and/or wax beans until tender-crisp, 3 to 5 minutes; drain.
In bowl, whisk together 2 tb...
Yellow wax beans partner with garlicky marinated mushrooms in this crunchy make-ahead salad. You can use green beans with, or instead of, the yellow ones.
Instead of toasting a few nuts at a time for individual recipes, toast them in bulk and freeze. They'll last well for up to a month.
In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook green beans for 7 minutes; drain. In same pan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat; cook garlic and thyme fo...
This chunky potato salad is a great way to enjoy tiny new potatoes and garden beans. Be sure to keep it chilled en route to the picnic.
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