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Runner bean recipes

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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.

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  • Runner bean & prosciutto pasta

    Runner bean & prosciutto pasta

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.29 ratings

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

  • A runner bean tortilla in a pan alongside a bowl of salad

    Runner bean tortilla with tomato salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 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

  • Runner beans, chorizo & almonds served on two plates and topped with eggs

    Runner beans, chorizo & almonds

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    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

  • Thai shredded chicken & runner bean salad

    Thai shredded chicken & runner bean salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.18 ratings

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

  • A plate serving charred courgettes, runner beans & ricotta

    Charred courgettes, runner beans & ricotta

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 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

  • Green bean mac ’n’ cheese

    Green bean mac ’n’ cheese

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.26 ratings

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

  • Runner beans & charred leeks with vinaigrette 2016

    Runner beans & charred leeks with vinaigrette

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Runner beans with shallot butter

    Runner beans with shallot butter

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.9 ratings

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

  • Tomato, runner bean & coconut curry

    Tomato, runner bean & coconut curry

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.9 ratings

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

  • Runner bean samosas

    Runner bean samosas

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.6 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

  • Runner bean vinaigrette

    Runner bean vinaigrette

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Runner bean & fennel slaw

    Runner bean & fennel slaw

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • Garlicky green beans

    Garlicky green beans

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Bistro runner bean salad

    Bistro runner bean salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Sri Lankan runner bean curry

    Sri Lankan runner bean curry

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.29 ratings

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

  • Tapenade chicken pasta with runner beans

    Tapenade chicken pasta with runner beans

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Seared tuna & anchovy runner beans

    Seared tuna & anchovy runner beans

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • Runner bean, smoked trout & potato salad

    Runner bean, smoked trout & potato salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

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

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