3 Green Bean Recipes That Will Change Your Perspective on Vegetables 

Asian-inspired sesame garlic green beans are tempting. Savory soy sauce, nutty sesame oil, and spicy garlic create a flavor explosion.

To make this dish, blanch green beans until crisp-tender. Saute minced garlic in sesame oil until aromatic, then add blanched green beans. Toss beans with soy sauce to coat. Sprinkle sesame seeds for crunch and visual appeal.

These sesame garlic green beans are a delicious side dish for Asian-inspired meals or a vegetarian main course over steamed rice or quinoa. Expect to be startled by how simple ingredients can taste so powerful.

Add gourmet flair to green beans with this balsamic glaze. The rich tanginess of balsamic vinegar and the earthy crunch of walnuts create a refined and savory dish.

Blanch green beans until soft to make balsamic glazed beans. In another skillet, roast walnuts until aromatic and golden brown.

This meal stands out at any dinner table with its soft green beans, crisp walnuts, and sweet and acidic balsamic glaze. Serve it with roasted meats or poultry for a restaurant-quality supper that will impress even the pickiest eaters.

This bright and delightful green bean salad will transport you to the Mediterranean. Sun-ripened tomatoes, salty olives, and tangy feta cheese make this salad a summer celebration in every bite.

To prepare Mediterranean green bean salad, blanch the beans until crisp-tender and cool them in an ice bath to maintain color and crunch. Mix cooled green beans with cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, thinly sliced red onions, and feta cheese.