13 dishes that go great with green beans


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Green beans can add much more than a bit of color and potential crunchiness to a salad or savory dish. They are a rich source of iron; magnesium; folate; and vitamins A, C and K — to name just a few. Of course, fresh is always better, but green beans are also one of the few vegetables that, when you get them canned, stay relatively healthy, depending on the brand you purchase (check those nutritional labels!). So get thee to the store or farmers market, and if you have ever wondered what else you can do to green beans, other than sauté them, check out these 13 dishes that go great with them.


1. Adobong Sitaw  

Adobong Sitaw

Ang Sarap serves up this vegetable variation of Adobo, a Filipino dish with big chunks of pork and chicken, which are replaced here with green beans and some pork pieces.


2. Eggplant and green bean curry

Eggplant and green bean curry

Supercharged Food keeps this curry vegetarian with green beans, eggplant and homemade curry paste.


3. Sautéed green beans with mushrooms and onions

Sautéed green beans with mushrooms and onions

Life's Ambrosia keeps things simple, but flavorful, with these sautéed green beans, mushrooms and onions, that are the perfect side dish to a healthy meal.


4. Chicken, green beans & rice

Chicken, green beans & rice

Lovin’ From the Oven offers a different take on chicken and rice, namely by adding green beans and a can of mushroom soup.


5. Sweet sunflower green beans

Sweet sunflower green beans

The Healthy Apple's recipe for sweet sunflower green beans is refreshing and perfect for summer.


6. Alaska salmon penne with green beans and vinaigrette

Alaska salmon penne with green beans and vinaigrette

Get your omega 3 on with Wild Alaska Flavor's recipe for Alaska salmon, penne and green beans in a vinaigrette that may tempt you to lick your plate clean.


7. Green bean casserole

Green bean casserole

We couldn't do a green bean roundup and not include green bean casserole. We especially like this recipe from Eat 2 Gather, and not just because of the cute pun.