Green beans, also know as string beans, are one of the few varieties of beans eaten fresh.
How to Select
Choose green beans with long pods that are firm, plump, and shiny. Beans should snap easily when bent. Avoid green beans that feel too soft. One pound of beans makes about four servings.
How to Store
Store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag and use within 3-5 days. Beans can also be blanched for 3 minutes, cooled and frozen for preservation.
How to Prepare
Steam in water until tender-crisp, prepare on stovetop, microwave them or add them directly to soups, stews, stir fries, and other recipes.
Recipes with this vegetable
Green Beans with Potatoes
Bite-sized potatoes and green beans taste great cooked together with herbs and spices!
Honey Mustard Green Beans
Use green beans that are canned, frozen, or fresh to make this delicious snack!