Beans - Fresh and Local

Beans - Fresh and Local

  • $ 3.49

French beans are harvested anywhere from three to four inches in length, when their texture and flavor is at its peak. French beans have a thin, cylindrical shape with plump indentations along their contour, outlining the peas inside, which are shelled tightly within the bean flesh. The peas, which are essentially the bean's seeds, are a vibrant lime green in color, semi starchy in texture with a mild taste of the beans sweet and grassy flavors. 

Young French bean pods may be prepared whole, eaten raw, or lightly steamed or sauteed. Use in salads or saute with other vegetables and may also be canned and quick-pickled. Pair with summer vegetables such as squash, eggplant, and tomatoes; compliment with fresh herbs, citrus, nuts, raisins or currants, and mild cheeses. French green beans will keep refrigerated for up to two weeks. 

Recipes that include French Beans. One  is easiest, three is harder.

Southern Boy Dishes Haricots Verts Bundles with Garlic Butter
Cherished Bliss Sauteed French Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
Jessica Gavin Haricot Verts with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions
Leite's Culinaria Haricots Verts with Frisée and Bacon
Boulder Locavore Lobster Risotto with Saffron and Haricot Vert
Well Plated French Bean Salad
Southern Boy Dishes Pesto Gnocchi with Haricots Verts and Grape Tomatoes
The Yellow Table Haricots Verts with Dijon-Shallot Vinaigrette
Laughing Spatula Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Feta
Sailu's Kitchen   Beans Pakodi Kura ~ French Beans Fritters Stir fry