Baked tofu won't dry out the next day or get sad and shriveled like fried tofu can. A trip under the broiler yields a crunchy, chewy crust; here it's bolstered by a thick coating of sesame seeds. A spicy green bean salad makes a straightforward, refreshing accompaniment, and can be mixed and matched with whatever's in your fridge.
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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 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.
I always cringe before starting a recipe where I have to make sure something adheres to fish. Instead, I took the easy way out and sprinkled on almonds at the end. That way I could focus on making sure they were properly toasted, and not on whether they were sticking to the fish or burning in the pan.
Have a taste of exotic Bali in this flavor-packed dish with chicken, coconut, egg, and green beans.
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.
There is something so satisfying about a farro salad, especially when it's a complete meal. All you have to do is toss some in a big bowl, grab a fork, and dig in.
Couscous cooked in a spiced tomato sauce flavored with lamb and cumin in a 30-minute one-dish skillet supper.
This quick and easy Thai-style chicken and long bean stir-fry flavored with fish sauce, chilis, and kaffir lime comes together in under fifteen minutes and uses a simmering/reducing technique that packs in the flavor without overwhelming your kitchen with smoke.
Tender-crisp green beans tossed in a savory dressing flavored with anchovies and Worcestershire. Hot and tangy pepperoncini, shallots, and pinenuts finish the salad.
A bit of heat from red chili flakes and plenty of garlic flavor come through with these crunchy, dill-scented green beans.
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.
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.
Known as Shira-ae in Japan, this salad of crisp blanched green beans is dressed with a purée of firm tofu, toasted sesame seeds, umami-packed soy and dashi, and enough sugar to give it a pleasant underlying sweetness.
It starts with the combination of green beans and almonds (anyone else reminded of green beans almondine?) then employs a palette of spices you probably already have on hand: cumin, paprika, coriander, and red chile flakes. Toasted with onion and garlic then simmered in coconut milk with stubby little green beans, this simple recipe leaves you with a rich dish of spicy-creamy beans that are just waiting to be spooned over a steaming plate of basmati rice.
Green beans with roasted tomatoes, cipollini onions and kalamata olives....
Created by Campbell's in 1955, the original recipe uses canned green beans and canned cream of mushroom soup. While de-glutening the recipe, I replaced the canned soup with an easy-to-make white sauce and chopped mushrooms.
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Salade Niçoise is iconic, as is the Pan Bagnat which is just a Salade Niçoise sandwich. This is somewhere in the middle: a bread salad full of all the flavors that make a Salade Niçoise a Salade Niçoise: cherry tomatoes, tender blanched haricots verts, anchovies, garlic, lemon, olive oil, thyme, basil, and the best part, albacore in olive oil.
Tender skinny green beans are served in a warm vinaigrette of sweet shallots and chervil and bright, acidic white wine vinegar and whole grain mustard. Serve it as a salad or a side, hot, warm, or neither. It's the most versatile, delicious vegetable you've had in a long time.
Instead of cans, this recipe calls for fresh ingredients—green beans, mushrooms (both fresh white ones and dried wild mushrooms), shallots, and chicken stock. Sure, it requires a little more time than the gloopy, canned original but the butter-sautéed mushrooms, sweet fried shallots, and still-snappy green beans make it worth it.