Simple Vanilla Green Beans

Simple Vanilla Green Beans

Simple Vanilla Green Beans

Sometimes simple is best!

This easy green bean recipe combines steamed summer beans with butter and vanilla, that’s it! I first tasted this delicacy as a side dish in a higher end restaurant, little did I know there really was no secret! This is a great way to serve up abundant green beans of summer! Serve along side other salads or your main dish.

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free (optional)
  • Refined sugar free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan/vegetarian (optional)


  • 2 cups green beans, trimmed and cut into pieces
  • 2 tsp butter or vegan butter, such as Earth’s Balance
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • salt and pepper to taste


Steam green beans about 5-6 minutes or until firm but tender. Careful not to over steam.

Add butter and vanilla to the bottom of a serving bowl and toss steamed beans along with salt and pepper to taste, mixing to coat the butter and vanilla evenly.

If you like green beans try this Marinaded 4 Bean Summer Salad or Green Beans and Roasted Cauliflower with Curry Yogurt Sauce 

Read up on Beans and Legumes – A healthy Diet Choice for more on the benefits of adding all kinds of beans to your regular diet.

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Inner Vision Health and Wellness Karyn Lawson RMT INHC