I’m back with another edition of In Season Now! This is for all of you who love eating local, in-season produce and are looking for more creative ways to use the summer’s bounty. This time we are featuring green bean recipes. If you think you don’t like green beans, it’s time to switch up your standard recipe and try something new!
I encourage you to try all of these fun recipes this summer, but you should also save this post for Thanksgiving time when you’re looking for a new way to add green beans to your table. Many of these would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving menu.
Now, please forgive me for talking about Thanksgiving in August and let’s get to the recipes!
21 Interesting Green Bean Recipes to Try
Sometimes it’s the simplest of ingredients that make the best salads. This one has fresh tomatoes and fresh herbs that make the flavors pop. Thanks to The Seasoned Mom for sharing this recipe.
I love the mix of sweet from the orange segments and maple dressing mixed with the tang from feta cheese and crunch of almonds. The quinoa adds a punch of protein. This is a great looking recipe from Peas and Crayons.
This is pretty much exactly how I prepare green beans when I want a quick, easy, and delicious side dish that goes with almost any dinner. The bonus is both kids love green beans like this. Check out the recipe from The Life Jolie.
This is the only recipe for green beans I have on Happy Healthy Mama, but it’s a good one! Green Bean Casserole is a Thanksgiving table staple, and this is the healthy makeover it needs! No cream-of-anything soup in this real food recipe. 😉
I love the idea of making green bean casserole in a skillet! This one is not dairy-free, but it’s all real food ingredients and sounds absolutely fabulous. Recipe thanks to We Are Not Martha .
One look at this recipe from A Virtual Vegan and my mouth was watering. I’m a big fan of curry dishes that use coconut milk, and I love the use of potatoes and green beans together. This is a must-try!
How pretty is this salad?! This makes a beautiful lunch that you could serve guests and be proud. Lovely recipe from Salt and Lavender .
This is another one of my favorite ways to eat green beans. Asian flavors just work so well with green beans and this is a super easy dish to prepare, as well. Great recipe thanks to Pepper Bowl .
Have you tried roasted green beans? Oh, it transforms them! If you haven’t, you really need to try it. Start with this recipe from Coffee and Crayons .
Do you have a lot of green beans in your garden? Preserve them! These step-by-step instructions from Ann’s Entitled Life with show you exactly what to do.
Take your roasted green beans to a new level with a garlic soy glaze! This takes just 25 minutes start to finish and your family is going to rave about the flavors. Fabulous recipe is from Omnivore‘s Cookbook .
Roasting green beans at high heat makes them almost fry-like! Add a dipping sauce, even ketchup, and your kids will go crazy for these! Try this easy and tasty recipe from love & zest .
It’s time to think outside of the green bean recipes box. I love the idea of pickling more than just cucumbers. With a traditional dill and garlic flavor, if you like pickles from cucumbers, you’ll love picked green beans, too! This outstanding recipe comes from One Delightful Life .
This is a spicy adaptation of pickled green beans! If you like a little heat, definitely try this recipe from Vegan in the Freezer .
This recipe would be an absolute crowd pleaser to bring to your next pot luck! Green beans and potatoes get doused in a balsamic mustard dressing–how delicious does that sound? You’ve got to try this one from Girl Gone Gourmet .
This recipe uses liquid smoke for a deep, smoky flavor. That pairs so well with the sweet, dried cranberries and almonds are a natural addition. This would be great in the summer when green beans are fresh, of course, but would also be an easy and flavorful Thanksgiving side dish! Recipe is from Vegan with Curves.
Want to ensure your guests will like your vegetable side? Wrap them in bacon! Can’t go wrong. These make a great presentation and I’m sure they are super delish. Love this recipe from Spend with Pennies .
Need a new way to spice up your green bean recipes? You really can’t go wrong with red curry sauce. I love all the flavors in this easy side dish from Vegan Richa .
Look at how bright and fresh this salad is! What a perfect salad if you have a bunch of garden vegetables. No garden? Head to the farmer’s market so you can make this fabulous recipe from Living Lou .
I love this creative side dish! This is a perfect summer salad with in-season green beans and radishes and a tangy dressing with a hint of buttermilk and feta cheese. I can’t wait to try this one from Turnip in the Oven .
This oven-baked green beans recipe gets extra crunch from a coating of panko bread crumbs. Everyone in your family will enjoy this one from I Heart Vegetables .
I hope you love these green bean recipes and find something new to try! Don’t miss the other round ups in the In Season Now series to find even more summer-produced inspired recipes.
If you have requests for future round ups, please leave them in the comments! What kind of summer produce recipes do you need? Mint? Zucchini? Tomatoes? Let me know!