Summer is a time of plentiful market produce. Among the most popular and easiest to find vegetables are fresh summer beans. Beans come in many forms, starting with the common green bean and its longer, thinner cousin, the French haricot vert. Then there are the purple and white-yellow wax bean varieties, as well as freshly shelled beans such as broad and cranberry. All summer beans offer opportunities for nutritious deliciousness on the cheap when prepared with other seasonal and flavorful ingredients. Here are 11 ideas for making the most of summer beans.
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