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Jul 5, 2009 01:37 PM

What to do with green beans?

I've ended up with a giormous (2 or 3 lb) bag of French style green beans in my fridge that needs to die. I was thinking of green bean salad, but alot of them are too tangy for me. Maybe soup? Recipes for either and other green bean delivery vehicles would be well appreciated.

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  1. Green Bean salad is still a great idea but untang the dressing for yourself. Try a bit of mayo, same bit of yogurt, some chopped red onion, green apple and curry powder, and if you like them some chopped red peppers. Green beans with a warm sweet sour bacon dressingm yum.

      1. A simple green been salad would work great with a nice vinaigrette. But personally being from the south I love mine made with Pepsi. They are amazing after you slow cook them in the cola and black pepper.

        1. Blanch for 30 seconds, serve cold with miso mixed with a bit of sugar and lemon juice, OR with homemade yogurt or mayo mixed with a bit of powdered Coleman's, OR mixed with thinly sliced red onion and dressed with red wine vinegar, olive oil, bit of honey, salt and pepper.

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          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

            Yum, lobe the miso idea, I never think of it often enough. I bet that woudl have been nice on my corn on the cob! keep those great ideas coming Sam!

            1. re: Quine

              A couple of evenings ago I steamed green beans until al dente and stirred in some pesto - basil, garlic, olive oil and a little salt that I'd just whirred in the food processor. Good warm, good cold left overs the next day.

              1. re: Quine

                >>Yum, lobe the miso idea<<

                Now that's thinking about what you eat - make sure it's the right lobe! :) More irony - aside from miso being a fermented soybean paste, it is also a Japanese slang word, referring to smarts or brains...

                Been finding green beans and haricots verts in abundance at the local farmers markets. The most simple version we've been taking it is blanching the beans for 30-60 seconds, rinsing with cold water or dipping in an ice bath, then just dipping the beans in gado gado dressing - made from the little blocks that one can buy off the shelf at the local Asian groceries.

            2. Quinoa, adzuki beans, with ginger, tamari, and green beans....