Green Beans

If you're looking for a bean with stellar amounts of antioxidants, green beans are a perfect match. They are a great source of vitamin A and antioxidants, such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and betacarotenes, which neutralize harmful free radicals. These healthy, edible pods are a popular legume that are featured in an array of dishes such as casseroles and stir frys. They are perfect for side dishes as well and pair well with savory roasts. Read through Food & Wine’s guide for delectable ideas and inspiration!

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Caramelized Coconut Green Beans

Instead of dried flaked or shredded coconut, chef Biju Thomas uses meaty fresh coconut in this vegetable dish. You can find the fresh chunks in some well-stocked produce sections, or buy the frozen unsweetened variety at Trader Joe’s or a natural food store. Fried mustard seeds, coriander, and chiles light up the dish with color and texture.Slideshow: More Green Bean Recipes

Green Beans with Preserved Lemon

At Thanksgiving, F&W’s Justin Chapple serves these green beans because they can be made the day before and served either chilled or at room temperature. Justin prefers to make this recipe using homemade preserved lemons but you can easily find them at most grocery stores. Slideshow: More Green Bean Recipes 

Green and Wax Bean Salad

During the summer, Ava Genes’s chef Joshua McFadden makes this simple, colorful salad constantly. He also changes it up often: You can grill the beans for a little smoke or toss in some pickled ones, mix up the type of olive you use or add a medley of different basils from the market (Thai, opal, lemon or Italian). The possibilities are endless. Slideshow: More Green Bean Recipes 

Charred Coconut Green Beans

To get that perfect char on these incredibly flavorful and fresh-tasting green beans from San Francisco chef Rupam Bhagat, make sure they are thoroughly dried before added to the hot skillet. Slideshow: More Green Bean Recipes 

Green Bean Salad

These light and fresh green bean salads are the perfect summer side dish. Try these recipes including cannellini-and-green bean salad, curried cauliflower and green bean salad with lemon yogurt and summer bulgur and green bean salad.

Fresh Green Bean Recipes

With fresh green beans you can make a refreshing salad for lunch, a savory side dish, or even a satisfying entreé. Try out all the different ways you can enjoy this vegetable with these multi-dimensional recipes.

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Green Beans

These incredible recipes for crisp green beans include a vibrant slaw, creamy casserole and more.

Warm Green Beans and Lettuce in Anchovy Butter

Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley serve their skillet-tossed lettuce and green bean salad warm, topped with a buttery, tangy anchovy dressing. “I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” says Melissa. “When vegetables are served this way, there’s no way to feel like, ‘Oh, greens, I have to eat them.’ ” Slideshow:  More Green Bean Recipes 

Thanksgiving Green Bean Recipes

Whether you prefer a classic green bean casserole or want a revamped take on this simple vegetable, let green beans take center stage this Thanksgiving. From a spicy curry side dish to a gingery brown rice salad, here are fabulous green bean recipes for Thanksgiving.