1. Cut green beans into 1-inch pieces, cook in a pot of boiling salted water for 1 to 2 minutes or until just al dente and toss with halved cherry tomatoes, chunks of fresh mozzarella, sliced fresh basil and a splash of extra-virgin olive oil for a summer salad.2. Add chopped green beans, shelled peas or either sugar snap or snow peas to your favorite vegetable soup recipe just before it finishes cooking.3. Combine peas with the refreshing taste of mint in this great grain side dish, Bulgur with Peas and Mint opens in a new tab.4. In a 400°F oven, roast green beans tossed with sliced red onions and a drizzle of olive oil, salt and coarsely ground black pepper until lightly browned and tender.5. Mash tender steamed peas with crumbled goat cheese and spread on crostini for a quick hors d’oeuvre.
6. Put a sophisticated twist on peas and carrots with this easy, elegant recipe for Carrots with Peas and Pancetta opens in a new tab.7. Add snow peas (thinly sliced lengthwise) to prepared coleslaw for extra crunch and extra green!8. Cook sugar snap peas in boiling salted water 2 to 3 minutes or until just tender then drain under cold running water and toss with lemon juice and a bunch of chopped fresh herbs like chives, tarragon and dill for a cool salad.9. Make a pea-almond pesto. Puree steamed peas with grated parmesan, fresh basil, almonds and just enough olive oil to make a paste. Toss with fresh cooked pasta or use as a dip or sandwich spread.10. Add snow peas to your favorite stir fry or noodle dish, or try one of ours, Sesame-Peanut Noodles opens in a new tab.What are your top ways to enjoy fresh peas and beans?