Crunchy green beans, orange
cherry tomatoes, and yellow
pear tomatoes are tossed with a
simple garlic-chive vinaigrette
and garlic-chive blossoms,
a lively spring salad.
The dainty flowers give the
vegetables fragrance in addition to an agree
Depending on which roast you're making, the green beans can be sauteed with garlic and shallots to serve with the crown roast of pork or with chili garlic paste to go with the pomegranate-glazed goose.
Different kinds of beans cook at different rates, so it's best to prepare them in separate pans (working in batches if necessary). The salad can be made with just a few types instead of all five, as long as the total amount of dried beans still measures 2 1/2 cups.
Available year-round, these fresh legumes are at their peak from May to October. Use them to add crunch and color to salads and stir-fries. Click through for our best recipes featuring green beans, as well as tips for selecting and storing them.