Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.
—Marcelene Cox, American author
While one of the most iconic uses for the ever-popular green bean is in a creamy casserole at the holidays, fresh, local beans purchased in season at your local market can’t be beat. Also called snap beans or string beans, green beans actually come in a range of colors, from green to yellow to purple. When a recipe calls for green beans, most likely it means the ones that are green in color—although any color will work.