In Season: Yardlong Beans
Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce.
This week's harvest: Yardlong Beans
When are yardlong beans in season?
June through October
Store them in the fridge loosely covered in plastic bag and don't forget about them.
You might think that there's no way that you can fit those darned things into your pots but I have a great trick - cut them up. Don't think so hard about it. Keep them long if you can wrap them around your cookware or just chop them up as small as your heart desires. Presto! No more unwieldy noodle beans.
Stir fried with sesame is the classic method.
French Beans (Long Beans) Omelette Recipe
Dead simple long bean omelet recipe.
Panko Fried Green Beans with Wasabi Cucumber Ranch Dip
Creative spin on something already delicious without the additional ingredients
Jennifer Woods is a local food advocate with over 10 years working in the AZ food industry, and currently works for Crooked Sky Farms, a CSA produce farm based in South Phoenix.