The green bean's flavour is distinctively mild, subtly grassy and sweet, with a crisp-tender texture.
They can be served whole or sliced in both cooked and raw preparations. Add whole or halved to salads, sauté or steam with other vegetables or chop and mix into quiche, curry and casseroles. Green beans are also perfect for quick pickling or canning. Their flavour pairs well with fresh herbs, citrus, nuts, raisins, hard cheeses, lemon, tomatoes and summer squash.
To store, keep beans refrigerated.