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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
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
9 ratings 5.0 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
23 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
7 ratings 3.3 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
5 ratings 4.8 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
3 ratings 4.7 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
7 ratings 3.9 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
26 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
7 ratings 4.7 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
12 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
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
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