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Runner bean recipes

36 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 aromatic curries.


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  • A white bowl serving cacio e pepe with runner beans

    Cacio e pepe with runner beans

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.13 ratings

    Cacio e pepe or "cheese and pepper" is a Roman classic – an easy pasta sauce that uses pasta water for silky texture. Runner beans add freshness and bite

  • 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

  • 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 bean & prawn paella

    Runner bean & prawn paella

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    The prawns in this delicious paella may not be essential but they do make it extra special for a Saturday night supper with friends

  • Runner beans with rocket & Parmesan

    Runner beans with rocket & Parmesan

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    This light green salad with walnuts and Italian cheese makes a versatile side dish or starter. Add prosciutto for extra wow factor.

  • Green bean casserole in a casserole dish

    Green bean casserole

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make this easy green bean and mushroom casserole as a veggie side to accompany a main course. You could add cheese to the white sauce if you fancy

  • Runner bean & prosciutto pasta

    Runner bean & prosciutto pasta

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.31 ratings

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

  • 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

  • Sri Lankan runner bean curry

    Sri Lankan runner bean curry

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.30 ratings

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

  • Runner beans with shallot butter

    Runner beans with shallot butter

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • 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

  • Seared tuna & anchovy runner beans

    Seared tuna & anchovy runner beans

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.12 ratings

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


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