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Runner bean 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.

1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Looking to spruce up your side with minimum fuss? These crunchy runner beans tossed with cheese and nuts fit the bill

8 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
27 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

With just five ingredients, this is the perfect pasta dish to have up your sleeve on a lazy day

22 mins
Easy
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4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Growing runner beans in the garden? Enjoy them at their very best in the late summer in this stunning light lunch or starter with chorizo, eggs and almonds

25 mins
Easy
17 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This low-fat yet satisfying salad is full of authentic Asian flavour and will add plenty of zing to al fresco dining

35 mins
More effort
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
26 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

An easy veggie side dish with plenty of crunch, coated in a mustard, chilli and anchovy dressing to give an umami hit

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A quick and easy low-fat supper, ready in just 15 minutes

15 mins
Easy
8 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Pack three of your five-a-day into this Indian-style one-pot with red lentils, coconut milk and zesty lime

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A vibrant seasonal side dish to perk up a bowl of beans

20 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

This light, healthy slaw, dressed with garlic, mustard and lemon, makes a great barbecue side dish

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A simple sauté of fresh beans with lightly fried garlic and a touch of olive oil makes a healthy, versatile side

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
8 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
29 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Put your glut of runner beans to good use in this speedy supper

20 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use up this plentiful legume in a robust pasta dish with anchovy and olive tapenade sauce, tomatoes, basil and chilli

30 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A special meal just for one- marinade lamb leg steak with rosemary and balsamic and serve runner beans and new potatoes

40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Showcase seasonal ingredients in this simple salad of delicate fish, new potatoes and beans in a mustard and horseradish vinaigrette

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Don't make chicken your staple diet - try this simple pork dish for a quick midweek meal

30 mins
Easy
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