FRESH GREEN BEANS RECIPE: My daycare kids LOVE my world famous green beans. We had a ton of green beans coming out of the garden and were eating them as fast as we could. We came up with this super yummy fresh green beans recipe.

Fresh Green Beans Recipe

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My daycare kids LOVE my world-famous green beans. We had a ton of green beans coming out of the garden and were eating them as fast as we could. We came up with this super yummy fresh green beans recipe.

garden fresh green beans in a bowl

A few years ago, when I had some older boys enrolled in care, they would ask me to cook this green bean recipe all the time. I would make them as soon as we could get enough green beans from the garden. They dubbed them world famous and who am I to argue with that? Pre-teen boys know where it’s at! It’s comfort food. 

I am allergic to nuts and lactose intolerant, so a large portion of nutrients that my body needs are not a part of my diet through those foods. Nuts are super important for healthy omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E as well as protein and calcium.

I add these nutrients to my diet by supplementing many recipes with seeds. Seeds are a super healthy food that are packed with almost as much of these vital nutrients as nuts, but with no anaphylactic shock for me. I add them to as many recipes as I can.

green beans, freshly cut on a cutting board

How to cook fresh green beans

I hope you are growing green beans in your garden. They are super easy and make so many delicious meals. I love using real food ingredients in any way I can. Making food homemade helps you skip a lot of chemicals and additives that are in processed food. If you grow them yourself, you really know they are pure and natural. 

green bean cooking, world famous green beans

Snap the ends off your beans and snap them into bite-sized pieces to start the recipe.

Then toss them in some salted water and boil until they are tender. Use as little water as possible so most of it will soak back up into the beans. You keep more nutrients if you pour less water down the drain.

If you do have water to drain off of them, save it in a container in the freezer and put it in your next soup or sauce. Then you still save the nutrients. Click here to see more ways to stop wasting your food.

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World Famous Green Beans

Mouthwateringly delicious preparation of fresh green beans with real food ingredients.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garden fresh green beans, green beans
Servings: 6
Author: Christina Kamp


  • 1 pound of green beans with ends removed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 slice of bacon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • ½ cup raw seeds such as sunflower pumpkin or sesame.


  • Put green beans in a saucepan with water and salt and bring to a boil.
  • Cook until beans are fork tender.
  • Drain.
  • While beans are cooking, cut a piece of bacon into small pieces or lardons.
  • Cook until done and drain on a paper towel.
  • With the fat still in the pan, toss in a handful of sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, or pumpkin seeds.
  • Cook and stir them until they are lightly browned and you smell the oils in them. Watch them closely, they can burn easily.
  • Toss in your green beans, pepper, dill, and the bacon and stir to mix ingredients.

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