Fresh and crunchy, celebrate August with Green Beans!

Veggie Guide: Shopping,
Storage, Preparation, and More

  • Choose bright green, firm beans.
  • Refrigerate unwashed in a plastic bag for up to 7 days.
  • Rinse and cut or snap off ends.
  • Eat raw, blanched, steamed, sautéed or grilled
  • Tastes great with almonds, bacon, corn, mushrooms or potato
  • Season with mustard, parsley, red pepper flakes or tarragon

Starting simple is a great way to try out a new vegetable, like green beans. Here are a couple easy ways to enjoy them.

  1. Serve fresh green beans with dip.
  2. Sprinkle steamed green beans with parmesan or feta cheese.


Green Beans, Corn and Bacon
Serves 6

  • 2 strips bacon
  • 1 ear sweet corn, kernels cut off cob
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3/4 pound (12-oz) green beans, washed and trimmed
  1. Slice bacon into small (1/2 inch) pieces and fry in saucepan until crispy.
    Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towel. Set aside.
  2. Leave 1 Tbsp of bacon grease in the pan and add the corn kernels.
    Cook about 5 minutes over medium high heat.
  3. Place beans in microwave-safe dish, cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 minutes.
    Toss with butter and place in serving dish.
  4. Spoon the corn mixture over the green beans and sprinkle with bacon bits. Serve.

Nutrition Facts per serving:
110 calories; 8g fat; 8g carbohydrates; 3g protein;
2g sugars; 25mg cholesterol; 85mg sodium.

Recipe is an excerpt from I ❤️Vegetables book.
Free recipe cards below for download in English or Spanish.

English Recipe Card


What Else is In Season
Other Vegetables in Season include:

  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Lima Beans
  • Okra
  • Summer Squash & Zucchini
  • Tomatillos

View our What’s In Season GUIDE for SUMMER for a printable, 2-sided, complete list of fruits and vegetables in season plus shopping,
storage, preparation, and start simple tips.