Green Beans

Grown throughout the UK from July to September. They are a legume originating from Peru but are grown throughout the world. There are actually over 130 varieties of this vegetable.

Green Beans Nutrition Values

How to store Green Beans

Green beans are best kept in the salad drawer of the fridge in a bag and consumed within a week.

How to prepare Green Beans

It is best to top and tail these either with your fingers or line them up in a row and chop them off. You can also de string them by running a peeler down each side. Don’t forget to rinse them.

How to cook Green Beans


Best to be used in a salad raw. Thinly slice them to add a nice crunch.


Place in a pan of boiling salted water (without a lid) for 4 – 8 minutes.

Stir fry

Finely slice these and add to any stir fry. They only take a few minutes to cook.


Pop them in an oiled roasting dish and toss well to cover all with the oil and roast in the oven at 190’C for 30minutes to 1 hour depending how roasted you like them.

Ingredients that work well with Green Beans

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Shallots
  • Lemon
  • Vinegar
  • Chilli
  • Ginger
  • Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Honey
  • Almonds
  • Anchovies
  • Salmon
  • Feta
  • Olives
  • Tomatoes
  • Sesame
  • Bacon
  • Ham