MEDITERRANEAN STYLE GREEN BEANS

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Ready In: 20 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 12oz bag 4Earth Farms™ Green Beans
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chopped oregano
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Prepare green beans by washing, trimming ends, and cutting to desired size.
  2. Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a rapid boil. Add green beans to pot, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until tender but still crisp. Drain beans and place in serving dish.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add garlic to oil in skillet, let cook for 30 seconds, then remove pan from heat. Stir in olives, vinegar, tomatoes and oregano.
  4. Toss mixture in with green beans until coated evenly. Sprinkle feta cheese over top of beans. Add salt and pepper to taste, then serve.

Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes.com

SOUTHERN STYLE GREEN BEANS

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 1 Hour | Ready In: 1 Hour 15 Minutes | Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds 4Earth Farms™ Green Beans, trimmed and snapped
  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, optional

Directions

  1. Brown and crisp bacon in a large pot. Remove bacon from pot and reserve.
  2. Add green beans to pot along with all remaining ingredients, except butter.
  3. Bring to a boil and then turn heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Drain beans and add butter if using. Check beans for seasoning and add extra salt and pepper to taste. I like lots of black pepper. Sprinkle with bacon and toss to distribute the bacon and butter.

Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes.com

Green Bean Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 5 Minutes | Ready In: 20 Minutes | Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz bag 4Earth Farms™ Organic Green Beans
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup almond slices, toasted

Directions

  1. Boil a large pot of water. Add 1 tabelspoon salt to the green beans and cook until very tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and run under water to cool.
  2. Rub the beans vigorously between your hands to break them in half lengthwise. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Whisk together the mustard, vinegar, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Drizzle over the green beans.
  4. Sprinkle with the toasted almonds and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Allrecipes.com

KID-FRIENDLY GREEN BEAN VINAIGRETTE

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Ready In: 15 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 12oz 4Earth Farms™ Green Beans, steamed
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cut grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Whisk oil, vinegar, and mustard in a large bowl until emulsified.
  2. Add green beans and bacon and mix until well-coated.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe courtesy of Foodnetwork.com

PERFECT SIDE DISH GREEN BEANS

Prep Time: 2 minutes | Cook Time: 3-5 minutes | Ready In: 10 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 4Earth Farms™ Green Beans, washed and trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Wash and trim 1 pound of fresh 4Earth Farms green beans. In a large bowl, toss the green beans with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Season them with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
  2. Grill the beans over medium heat, tossing occasionally, until crisp-tender and charred in spots, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the beans to a serving bowl, and drizzle on more olive oil, and season with additional salt and pepper, if you’d like. Toss the beans once more, serve and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Foodnetwork.com