Farm to Fork: Versatile String Beans addthis
Farm to Fork: Versatile String Beans
You’ve probably enjoyed a green bean casserole at your holiday dinner, but how about something different with these bright green vegetables? Chef Sharon Vaknin serves up a fresh and tangy green bean salad along with a green bean omelet burrito.
Green Bean and Egg Burrito Recipe
Green Bean and Egg Burrito Recipe

Ingredients
1/2 pound green beans
2 limes
Salt
Green pepper, chopped
Jalapeno, chipped
Onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
6 eggs, whisked
4 Tortillas

Directions
Snap green beans into 1 inch lengths. Squeeze juice of 1 lime over beans. Sprinkle with salt. Boil until the beans begin to change color, about 3 minutes.

Sauté green pepper, jalapeno, onions, untill soft. Add green beans and warm through. Pour eggs over sautéed mixture. Cook to desired consistency.

Scoop the egg and bean mixture onto warmed tortillas, add tomatoes and if desired, raw onion, green pepper and jalapeno for extra crunch. Roll into a burrito and enjoy.

 

Green Bean and Root Vegetable Salad Recipe
Green Bean and Root Vegetable Salad Recipe

Ingredients
2 handfulls of green beans , trimmed
2 large carrots, matchsticks
1 jicama, matchsticks
1 red bell pepper, thin strips
2 tbsp sesame seeds
3 tbsp cilantro, chopped

Dressing ingredients:
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt, pepper to taste

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Prepare dressing in separate bowl by whisking all ingredients together. Pour dressing over salad, mix well, and chill until ready to serve.

 

 
Green Bean - Fun Fact:
Green beans are high in vitamins A, C and K and also a good source of dietary fiber. Green beans were an early favorite of native tribes in central and South America. Introduced to Europe in the 1500’s, they because a favorite food of the French whose “French Style” green beans are still popular today.

Links
California Farm Bureau Federation
California Department of Food and Agriculture


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