Recipes Section - Green Beans

Recipes including green beans – french and runner – as a main ingredient

sweetcorn and runner bean

Sweetcorn & Runner Bean Relish Recipe

Recipe for Sweetcorn and Runner Bean Relish. A good accompaniment for chicken, fish and vegetables and delicious in pasta salads and fried rice.

runner bean chutney

Runner Bean Chutney Recipe

Recipe for Runner Bean Chutney. One way of dealing with the runner bean glut! Serve with cold meats or cheese. Allow to mature for at least 6 to 8 weeks.

vegetable pasty

Vegetable Pasty Recipe

Recipe for Vegetable Pasty. Makes 4 and can be served hot or cold. Depending how you make the pastry, this recipe is suitable for vegetarians.

borlotti bean soup

Borlotti Bean Soup Recipe

Recipe for Borlotti Bean Soup. Makes enough soup for 8 people. As this freezes well, you can batch cook. Great recipe for a pressure cooker as well

vegetable hotpot with dumplings

Vegetable Hotpot with Dumplings Recipe

Recipe for Vegetable Hotpot with Dumplings. Serves 4. A couple of tablespoons of unsalted peanuts added at the same time as the cauliflower etc works well.

spiced green beans

Spiced Green Beans Recipe

Recipe for Spiced Green Beans. A good way to use up the "glut". You can make in larger quantities, allow to cool and freeze.

sweetcorn, green bean and peanut bake

Sweetcorn, Green Bean and Peanut Bake Recipe

This easy recipe for Sweetcorn, Green Bean and Peanut Bake makes a tasty and substantial meal on its own - very filling that serves 4.

stir-fried french beans with almonds

Stir-Fried French Beans with Almonds Recipe

This easy and fast Stir-Fried French Beans with Almonds Recipe serves 4. It can also be made with prepared runner beans if you have those to hand.

french beans with sour cream

French Beans with Sour Cream Recipe

Recipe for French Beans with Sour Cream. Can be made richer with the use of double cream or, for the calorie conscious, with yoghurt. Makes 4 good helpings.

greek style green beans

Greek Style Green Beans Recipe

Recipe for Greek Style Green Beans. Can be served hot or allowed to cool, then covered and chilled. With thanks to a Greek restaurant owner for this recipe

pickled french beans

Pickled French Beans Recipe

Recipe for Pickled French Beans. Store in a cool, dark place until required. Makes about 4 lb (1.8 kg) of flavour filled pickle

tangy piccalilli

Tangy Piccalilli Recipe

Recipe for Tangy Piccalilli A variation on standard piccalilli The only constant with piccalilli is the turmeric which gives the distinctive yellow colour.

French Beans with Lemon Juice Recipe

A Mediterranean way with French beans that can be served either hot or cold, garnished with chopped tomato, hard-boiled egg and chives.
vegetable layer casserole

Vegetable Layer Casserole Recipe

Recipe for Vegetable Layer Casserole. A tasty recipe using your home grown vegetables. Serves 4.

Recipe for French Beans with Cheese

This recipe can be used as either a starter with garlic bread or for a light meal accompanied with cold gammon or ham.

Minestrone (Italian Vegetable Soup) Recipe

Recipe for Minestrone (Italian Vegetable) Soup. Sufficient for 4 to 5 servings. A truly delicious soup. Double up on the quantities and freeze.

vegetable curry

Vegetable Curry Recipe

Recipe for Vegetable Curry. Pick the vegetables from what is available - such as French beans, diced carrots, sprigs of cauliflower, potatoes and cucumber.

stir fried vegetables

Stir Fried Vegetables Recipe

Recipe for Stir Fried Vegetables. A selection of vegetables can be chosen in proportions to how many are eating. Serve with rice or boiled or fried noodles.

green beans in oil

Green Beans in Oil Recipe

Recipe for Green Beans in Oil. This is a Greek dish that turns beans into a really tasty dish on their own. You can also add diced potatoes.

salmon on a bed of beans

Salmon on a Bed of Beans Recipe

Recipe for Salmon on a bed of Beans. 20 minute idiot-proof recipe to impress your guests!

green bean pickle

Green Bean Pickle Recipe

Recipe for Green Bean Pickle . A great way to use that glut of runner beans, storing for use until the next crop is here.

beef and green bean curry

Beef and Green Bean Curry Recipe

Recipe for Beef and Green Bean Curry. Make this flavourful curry as hot (or not) as you wish. This can also be done with blanched spinach instead of beans.

runner bean casserole

Runner Bean Casserole

Recipe for Runner Bean Casserole. Provides a light vegetarian meal on its own or can be served with sausages, bacon etc. Serves 4.

baked runner beans

Baked Runner Beans with Mushrooms Recipe

Recipe for Baked Runner Beans with Mushrooms. Makes a light lunch or supper dish on its own when served with hot crusty bread. Serves 4 or 6 as a side dish.

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