Recipes: Green Beans

Green bean recipes from our Agriculture Supported Communities program.

Green Beans with Oil and Lemon    NEW!
Adapted from Keepers by Kathy Brennan & Caroline Campion

So easy and delicious!

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper
1 pound green beans

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the oil and lemon juice until combined. Season with salt and pepper and set the sauce aside.

Fill a large bowl with ice water. Season the boiling water generously with salt. When it returns to a boil, add the green beans and gently boil, stirring once or twice, until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain, immediately submerge the green beans in the ice water to stop the cooking and retain the color, then drain again when cold and pat dry.

Add the blanched green beans to the sauce and toss to combine. Check the seasonings and serve. The green beans are best eaten within a few hours.
Serves 4


NEW! Roasted Green Beans
Submitted by ASC Intern Erica Parker

Green beans
Ghee (or oil you like to cook with)

Wash green beans and snap off tip. Melt adequate amount of ghee/oil in a large pot on low heat to coat green beans. Preheat oven to 400-degrees Fahrenheit. Put the green beans in the pot and coat with ghee/oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spread out green beans on baking sheet and cook for 20-30 minutes or until green beans become shriveled and somewhat brown. Enjoy!


Green Beans with Parmesan Sauce
Adapted from Gourmet Today edited by Ruth Reichl

Yum, I say!

1-1/4 pounds green beans
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1-1/2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon water

Cook beans in a 3-quart saucepan of boiling salted water, uncovered, until crisp-tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Meanwhile, blend Parmesan, cream cheese, mustard, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a blender until combined.

Bring oil, vinegar, and water just to a boil in a small saucepan. With blender on low speed, add hot oil mixture in a stream, stopping to scrape down sides of blender if necessary, then blend until thick and creamy.

Pour sauce over beans and toss to coat.

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