Green Bean facts and general information about green beans.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Green Beans are Available:
Fresh in the summer. Canned or frozen available year round.
How do Green Beans Grow:
Beans grow as a plant in your garden. They can climb high on trellis
What to Look for When Buying Green Beans:
Look for long and slender beans. They should not be too fat and you
should not be able to see the actual beans through the skins. These
are older and not as tasty.
Green Bean Storage Tips:
Store in the fridge in the crisper section or in a plastic bag for
How to Cook Green Beans:
Snap off ends and boil in large pot of water 3-5 minutes. Test for
tenderness-dont overcook. Try cooking fresh green beans in a food
Green Beans Nutrition Facts:
Green beans have Vitamin A and Vitamin C, Vitamin B and Vitamin
K. One serving size equals one cup.
Green Bean Recipes:
Quick Bean Salad
1 1/2 Cups fresh green beans- substitute canned if fresh isnt
1 1/2 Cups kidney beans, rinsed and
1/2 Cup chopped green peppers
5 7 slices bacon, diced
1/4 Cup Chopped walnuts or almonds
Mix all ingredients together and toss.
Mozzarella Three Bean Salad
1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and
1 (15 oz.) can butter beans, rinsed and
fresh green beans washed and cooked or one canned drain green beans
1 cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced
2 tomatoes cut into wedges
1/4 Cup green onions, sliced thin
1/2 Cup oil and vinegar salad dressing
1 (8 oz.) pkg. mozzarella cheese, shredded
Place the beans into a large salad bowl.
Add the cucumbers, tomatoes and onions and toss to combine well.
Pour the dressing over the top and stir until the ingredients are
Sprinkle the cheese over the top and toss to combine.