Here are 25 healthy and inspired green bean recipes! I have something to make everyone happy. From the most simple salads to a healthy make-over of green bean casserole. There is pretty much a great recipe here no matter what mood you’re in.

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Have fun clicking through to all of these yummy and healthy recipes. And don’t miss our featured recipe: Creamy Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes and Cheese.

If you love green beans, don’t miss our most popular Simple Skillet Green Beans Recipe and make sure to check out our guide How To Cook Green Beans too.

What Are Green Beans?

If you are wondering are Green Beans and String Beans the same thing the answer is yes! Here are some more facts about green beans:

  • Phaseolus vulgaris: Yes, string beans and green beans are the same thing. Green beans are a type of snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) which can actually be yellow or purple too. You can read more about varieties and buy green bean seeds here
  • Other Names For Green Beans: Haricot Vert, snap beans, wax beans and filet beans, are the same thing as fresh green bean. Haricot Vert are more slender and tender and meant to be picked when they are smaller. In the market, wax beans are usually yellow. 
  • What are Green Beans: Green beans are tender annuals in the Leguminosae family, which also includes garbanzos, peas, lentils, and peanuts. They’re eaten fresh (as opposed to dry beans which are grown for their mature bean seeds.)
  • Pole vs Bush Beans: Green beans can be bush beans or pole beans, they just have different growing habits. You can read more about growing green beans here.
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25 Delicious Green Bean Recipes To Try This Season

1. Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Roasted Green Beans with Almonds 

2. Cookie and Kate | Blackened Green Bean and Quinoa Salad

Dirty Green Beans in a white bowl

3. Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Green Beans with Fermented Black Beans ~ aka Dirty Green Beans

4. Kalyns Kitchen | Spicy Sichuan Style Green Beans

5. What’s Gaby Cooking | Spicy Garlic Green Beans

6. Bojon Gourmet | Green Yellow and Romano Bean Salad

green beans with basil vinaigrette

7. Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Green Beans with Basil Vinaigrette

8. The Country Cook | Marinated Green Beans

9. The Brown Eyed Baker | Green Bean Au Gratin

These Green Beans with Walnuts and Balsamic are one of my favorite vegetable side dishes of all times! Simple, quick, elegant and delicious. | Healthy Seasonal Recipes #glutenfree #vegan #dairyfree #vegetarian

10. Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Green Beans with Walnuts and Balsamic

Simple salad made with green beans and sweet corn with cider vinegar and shallot dressing with fresh chopped basil. An easy vegan side salad. Healthy Seasonal Recipes by Katie Webster. #glutenfree #vegan #corn #greenbeans #sidesalad #grainfree #dairyfree #healthy

11. Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Green Bean and Corn Salad

12. The Recipe Critic | PF Chang’s Copycat Fried Green Beans

13. Kalyn’s Kitchen | Lemony Green Beans

15. Oh My Veggies | Green Beans with Lemon Almond Pesto

16. The Lemon Bowl | Za’atar Roasted Carrots and Green Beans

17. Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Roasted Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner with Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes

18. Eats Well With Others | Roasted String Bean, Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Ravioli Salad

19. Simply Scratch | Baked Asiago Green Bean Fries with Spicy Ketchup

Put down that can and make this absolutely delicious and easy from-scratch Cheddar Green Bean Casserole. It’s the perfect vegetarian make-ahead dish. | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Katie Webster

20. Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Cheddar Green Bean Casserole

21. Running to the Kitchen| Green beans with cranberries, bacon and goat cheese

22. Healthy Seasonal Recipes |Orange Ginger Green Beans

23. Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Green Bean Tomato Salad

24. Foodie Crush | Dilly Beans

25. Cookin Canuck | Fresh Green Beans with Bacon and Mushrooms

And here is a close-up of our featured recipe: Creamy Green Bean Salad with tomatoes and cheese. While our sauteed Fresh Green Bean recipe is our most popular, today’s green bean salad may be the most unusual! Use this handy jump link to get right to that salad recipe!

But be sure to leave me a message below letting me know which ones you’ll be making this summer while green beans are fresh and in season. And of course, I’d love it if you pinned this! If you are new here, you may want to sign up for my email newsletter to get a free weekly menu plan and the latest recipes right to your inbox. ~Katie

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green bean salad with cherry tomatoes and cheese

25 Green Bean Recipes

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This Green Bean Salad with Cheese and Tomatoes is the perfect example of the deliciously unexpected green bean recipes you will find in our collection. From basic side dishes to whip together on a busy weeknight, to gourmet recipes to wow your guests at your next gathering, we have assembled a wide variety of recipes for green beans and string beans.


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  • 4 cups green beans, stems trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese cut into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain thoroughly.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a large bowl.
  3. Add the green beans, tomatoes and cheddar to the bowl.and toss to coat. Serve topped with basil.
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