What's in Season: 8 Delicious Ways to Cook with Fresh Green Beans

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired June 20, 2016

If you find fresh green beans at your farmstand, grocery store, or even in your own garden, we have eight delicious suggestions for how to prepare them.

No. 1: Ryan Scott’s Green Bean Slaw

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This cold salad tosses green beans with dressing and tops with crispy bacon – nothing wrong with that.

No. 2: Puttanesca Green Beans with Grilled Swordfish and Oregano

For this healthy meal, Rach grills sustainable swordfish steaks with a simple dusting of salt, pepper and oregano (or marjoram), then serves with puttanesca-style green beans.

No. 3: Italian-Style Rotisserie-Chicken Noodle Soup with Green Beans

Rachael’s homestyle Italian chicken noodle soup is guilt-free, featuring loads of figure-friendly ingredients like herbs, vegetables and nutrient-rich stock.

No. 4: Spicy Herb-Roasted Haricots Verts

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These spicy roasted green beans are a flavorful and fresh companion to any summer dinner.

No. 5: Valerie Bertinelli’s Green Beans with Shallots

Valerie blanches her green beans until they turn a vibrant green, then tosses them with a shallot and red wine vinegar dressing. Whether you serve it warm or cold, it will be equally delicious!

No. 6: Carla Hall’s Cooked-to-Death-Delicious Green Beans with Potatoes

Carla cooks potatoes in a bath of onions and chicken stock until they are done, then adds green beans and cooks until they are soft. Then, she removes the veggies to a platter with a slotted spoon, reduces the sauce until thick, then pours over the platter. Yum!

No. 7: Cacciatore-Style Boneless Chicken One-Pot with Green Beans

This dish has something for everyone: chicken, green beans, cremini mushrooms, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and San Marzano tomatoes, just to name a few ingredients. It's enough to satisfy any cravings. (Oh, and it tastes incredibly good.)

No. 8: Haricots Frites with Sriracha Ketchup

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For this super easy veggie, just roast green beans and coat in a homemade sriracha ketchup!

What’s your favorite way to cook green beans? Share below.

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