Slideshow: 10 Green Bean Recipes We Love

Garlicky Oven-Roasted Green Bean Salad With Hazelnuts and Blue Cheese
Garlicky Oven-Roasted Green Bean Salad With Hazelnuts and Blue Cheese

A little fat goes a long way in transforming straightforward roasted green beans into a dinner party-worthy side. Choose a relatively mild blue cheese so as not to overwhelm the whole dish, and make sure your hazelnuts are nicely toasted.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

Green Bean Salad with Pickled Peppers and Anchovy Dressing
Green Bean Salad with Pickled Peppers and Anchovy Dressing

Not your grandmother’s bland green bean salad, this iteration gets a kick from pickled peppers and pungent anchovies..

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Skillet Ground Lamb with Tomato Sauce, Green Beans, and Couscous
Skillet Ground Lamb with Tomato Sauce, Green Beans, and Couscous

One-pot recipes don’t have to skimp on substance, as with this dish featuring ground lamb and pearled couscous, and green beans. A tomato sauce featuring North African flavors brings it all together.

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[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

Balinese Chicken Lawar
Balinese Chicken Lawar

Lawar is one Bali’s most iconic dishes, but has yet to make its way into many American kitchens. This version of the elaborate bean salad, which features chicken and coconut, is an excellent place to start.

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Sautéed Green Beans With Mushrooms and Caramelized Cipollini Onions
Sautéed Green Beans With Mushrooms and Caramelized Cipollini Onions

If you find yourself longing for Thanksgiving even though it’s June, look no further: all the flavors of a traditional green bean casserole are here, minus the cream, the French-frying, and the food coma.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Spicy Dilly Beans
Spicy Dilly Beans

Whether they’re garnishing a bloody Mary, tossed into a riff on a salade Niçoise, or eaten on their own as a crunchy, briny snack, making these spicy dill-pickled beans is about as easy as picking up a jar from the store (and four times cheaper!).

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[Photograph: Marisa McClellan]

Stir-Fried Green Beans and Five-Spice Dry Tofu
Stir-Fried Green Beans and Five-Spice Dry Tofu

Dry five-spice tofu (extra-firm tofu marinated in spiced broth) is the star of this simple stir-fry, which comes together in just ten minutes.

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[Photograph: Cathy Erway]

Easy Stir-Fried Pork With String Beans
Easy Stir-Fried Pork With String Beans

Sweet, rich pork loin is balanced with snappy green beans in a weeknight stir-fry that comes together in the time it takes to cook up a pot of rice. The key to maximizing flavor in this simple dish is to infuse your cooking oil with ginger before browning the pork.

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[Photograph: Shao Z.]