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Also known as snap beans or green beans, nutrient-filled string beans aren’t just for Thanksgiving casseroles.
Piles of slender green and yellow beans are spilling over tables at the farmers’ market this time of year. Whatever color you choose (they have similar flavor), they’re marvelous for salads and stir fries, but that’s not all. Here are 5 delectable uses you probably haven’t tried… it’s time to start!
- Grilled in a foil packet with olive oil, lemon and garlic
- Pickled with red chilies
- Blanched with ranch dressing for dipping
- Dried and sprinkled with sea salt
- Sauteed with butter and topped with toasted pine nuts and fresh dill
If zucchini is a seasonal staple in your kitchen, be on the lookout at farmers markets for tiger zucchini, a less common variety. Named for its pale green stripes, tiger zucchini is a European hybrid that is best when harvested young (on the smaller side). The flavor is sweet and nutty with a tender crunch.Read more