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Look below to find more info about green beans including: health benefits, how to store, general cooking tips and green beans recipes.

Health Benefits to Green Beans:

  • Good source of vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting.
  • Good source of vitamin C, which helps keep our bodies healthy.
  • Good source of fiber, which helps regulate digestion processes and cholesterol levels.
  • Good source of folate, which helps our heart, brain and nervous system. Additionally, folate is especially important for women who are pregnant.

How to Store Green Beans:

  • Store in a bag for up to 3 days in the fridge.
  • If cooked, store green beans in a closed container in the fridge for up to a week.

Green Beans Tips:

  • The stems on the green beans are tough and should be removed before cooking. You can either cut the steams off using a knife or pinch stems off with your fingers.
  • Boil or steam your greens beans first before adding to into a casserole or stir-fry.
  • After five minutes of cooking, “shock” green beans in ice water to stop cooking and to keep the bright green color.
  • Before green beans spoil, try pickling them with dill, vinegar and spices. Check out our favorite “Dilly Bean” recipe below.

Not a fan of boiled or steamed green beans? Try roasting your green beans in the oven with your favorite herb combination.

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Roasted Green Beans

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Leftover roasted green beans? Cut into 2-inch pieces and toss with your favorite dressing for a simple cold bean salad.

  • 3-4 cups green beans
  • 2 Tbl oil
  • 1 tsp dried herbs (parsley, oregano and/or basil) ** If you have fresh herbs, add 1 Tbl **
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375° with a cookie sheet inside.
  2. Thoroughly wash green beans.
  3. Using a knife or your fingers, remove stems from the green beans.
  4. Add beans, oil, herbs, salt and pepper into a large bowl.
  5. Toss until all of the green beans are coated with seasoning and oil.
  6. Arrange the green beans, in a single layer on the hot cookie sheet.
  7. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until slightly browned and tender.

Makes 6 servings


Many people have heard of homemade dill pickles, but have you ever tried dill green beans? Once you try these once, everyone in the family will want these to snack on.

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Pickled Green Beans (“Dilly Beans”)

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Afraid of canning?  In this recipe, you will let the green beans marinate in the refrigerator, so no need for canning sanitation procedures.

  • 3-4 cups green beans, stems removed
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • Hot pepper flakes to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 cup fresh dill (1 Tbl dried dill)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  1. Mix water, vinegar and salt in a measuring cup until the salt has completely dissolved.
  2. Place one smashed garlic clove in the bottom of each of your three cleaned, glass pint jars.
  3. Divide the fresh dill among the three jars.
  4. If you want your dilly beans to have a little kick, add one pinch of hot pepper flakes in each jar.
  5. Pack as many green beans as you can in each jar.
  6. Pour your vinegar-salt liquid over your green beans to fill each of the three jars.
  7. Immediately, store green beans in refrigerator. Your Dilly Beans will be ready to enjoy in a 1-2 days. Dilly beans will last for 1-2 months in fridge.

Makes 12 servings