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Runner bean recipes

31 Recipes

Use up a summer glut or a bag of frozen runner beans in a wide range of exciting pasta recipes, salads and side dishes, as well as exotic curries.

Runner bean tortilla with tomato salad

3.5

(2 ratings)

Swap potatoes for runner beans to make a fresh-tasting, healthy tortilla and serve with a tomato, red onion and basil salad to get three of your five-a-day
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Charred courgettes, runner beans & ricotta

5

(8 ratings)

This vegetarian side dish of charred courgettes and runner beans sings summer and also has a small bite of hot chilli. It goes down well at barbecues
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Green bean mac ’n’ cheese

4.61905

(21 ratings)

Runner and green beans make a delicious addition to a comforting pasta bake - top with pumpkin seeds for added crunch
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Runner beans with shallot butter

3.857145

(7 ratings)

A special twist to the under-rated fresh flavoured runner bean - serve with 'A good steak and kidney pie'...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Runner bean samosas

4.75

(4 ratings)

Runner beans work really well with spices and these curried filo triangles are the perfect showcase - a great starter or nibble for 6 people
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Runner bean vinaigrette

4

(3 ratings)

If you're not mad on anchovies, grilled bacon or lardons can add the required salty bite
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Runner bean & fennel slaw

5

(1 rating)

This light, healthy slaw, dressed with garlic, mustard and lemon, makes a great barbecue side dish
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Garlicky green beans

4.5

(2 ratings)

A simple sauté of fresh beans with lightly fried garlic and a touch of olive oil makes a healthy, versatile side
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Bistro runner bean salad

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Runner beans are usually just treated as a side dish, but in this main-meal salad they get a starring role
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Sri Lankan runner bean curry

4.238095

(21 ratings)

This vegan spice pot is cooled down with coconut milk- ginger, cinnamon, cloves, mustard seeds and garam masala are all key flavours
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Seared tuna & anchovy runner beans

4.666665

(6 ratings)

The perfect lunch or light dinner, this healthy seared tuna and runner bean dish packs in nutrients and tastes great
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Green bean & mustard pickle

4

(6 ratings)

Got a glut of runner beans, or just fancy a twist on classic English piccalilli? This low-fat preserve is great with ham or in cheese sandwiches
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

English garden salad

4.666665

(9 ratings)

A fresh-tasting vegetarian supper - this recipe is easily halved to serve two, or doubled for a crowd
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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