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Cherry Tomato, Green Bean, and Wax Bean Salad with Herbed Bread Crumbs from 'Kitchen Garden Cookbook'

Fresh tomato salads are, in my opinion, one of the greatest joys of summer. They're even better when you can use tomatoes you've picked yourself. In her new Kitchen Garden Cookbook, Jeanne Kelley pairs this garden staple with snappy green beans and pale yellow wax beans for a crunchy, colorful twist. A generous shower of herbed bread crumbs adds more texture to the salad, turning it into a dish akin to a light panzanella. More

Cherry Tomato, Green Bean, and Wax Bean Salad with Herbed Bread Crumbs from 'Kitchen Garden Cookbook'

Fresh tomato salads are, in my opinion, one of the greatest joys of summer eating. They're even better when you can use tomatoes you've picked yourself. In her new Kitchen Garden Cookbook, Jeanne Kelley pairs this staple of a summer garden with snappy green beans and pale yellow wax beans for a crunchy, colorful twist. A generous shower of herbed bread crumbs adds more texture to the salad, turning it into a dish akin to a light panzanella. More

Dry-Fried Green Beans from 'The Chinese Takeout Cookbook'

Diana Kuan's dry-fried green beans in The Chinese Takeout Cookbook are less embellished than versions seen at Chinese restaurants; she keeps things simple by skipping the ground pork and preserved vegetable that are often included. Instead, the beans are bolstered by minced and browned fresh shiitakes and the requisite Sichuan pepper, chili bean sauce, and dried red chiles. These changes not only make the dish easier to prepare with grocery staples, but they also give the beans themselves a greater chance to shine. More

Thanksgiving Sides: 4 Green Bean Recipes

Green beans are an important staple of the Thanksgiving meal. Among all the beige-colored foods—turkey, potatoes, biscuits, and gravy—they're a necessary shot of color (same goes for cranberry sauce). If you feel like branching out from your usual casserole this year, check out these great green bean dishes. More

In a Pickle: Spicy Dilly Beans

Dilly beans are green beans, suspended in a vinegar-based pickling liquid and seasoned simply with garlic, black peppercorns and either dill heads or seeds. Because beans are sturdy little suckers, they retain their crispness through the boiling water bath process. Even months after canning, dilly beans will be crunchy and intensely flavorful. More

Michael Natkin's Potato and Green Bean Salad with Arugula Pesto

It is officially potato salad season. And while we're all for the all-American mayo dressed version, sometimes we like to mix up our picnics and barbecues with something a little different. Adapted from Michael Natkin's Herbivoracious this Potato and Green Bean Salad with Arugula Pesto is gorgeous and green, with snappy green beans and tender new potatoes tossed in a peppery pesto. More

Mark Bittman's Green Beans with Crisp Shallots

Leave it to Mark Bittman to show us how to make the best version of this side standard, Green Beans with Crisp Shallots. Bittman's go to method for beans with a little bit of bite involves briefly boiling the green beans, shocking them in ice water, and finishing them with a quick trip to the sauté pan. Tossed with crispy sweet butter and olive oil fried shallots, and almonds, if you'd like, this is the recipe that'll have your green beans moving out of blah territory and into much tastier place. More

Andrea Nguyen's White Tofu, Sesame, and Vegetable Salad

For those not familiar with the versatility of bean curd, Andrea Nguyen's is the best kind of eye opener. With recipes like this White Tofu, Sesame, and Vegetable Salad, she eases readers into the realization that tofu is not just a pallid meat replacer. Instead it's an ingredient to be embraced, worked into all sorts of varied dishes, acting as everything from the main event to a base for an intriguing salad dressing. More

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