Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives

by Marla on April 24, 2013 · 50 comments

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Do you ever have a recipe that was just somethin’ thrown together in a pinch? Somethin’ never meant to be shared with the outside world until you take a bite of it? That’s these Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives. This recipe was a solid attempt at cleaning out the fridge and now it will become one of our favorite side dishes.

I had olives, beech mushrooms & green beans staring back at me when I opened the fridge ~ here is the story of their marriage…

Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives | A Perfect Side Dish | Vegan recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

This recipe was never meant to be posted.

Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives | A Perfect Side Dish | Vegan recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

These clicks happened as soon as I took a taste & saw how very handsome this was.

Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives | A Perfect Side Dish | Vegan recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Some of these photos are even from my iPhone. Posted on Instagram.

Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives | A Perfect Side Dish | Vegan recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Beech mushrooms are such pretty little things. They have a unique sweet & nutty, elegant mushroom flavor. They go perfect with the stuffed green olives.

The bright greens and reds in this recipe beg to be photographed. I did not want you to miss out on something so simple & delicious.

Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives | A Perfect Side Dish | Vegan recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives | A Perfect Side Dish | Vegan recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

All you need to do to make this perfect side dish is sauté some sliced green beans in olive oil….add the beech mushrooms & olives. Top with some sliced green onions.

Serve these beans hot or cold. This side dish would make the perfect picnic or outdoor party salad. Also great for Project LunchBox.

Toss with pasta or quinoa for a full meal.

Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives | A Perfect Side Dish | Vegan recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

How do you like to prepare green beans?

Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Green Beans, clean, trim ends off and cut in 1/2
  • 1 package (8 ounces) Beech Mushrooms, trim off bulky stem
  • 2 tablespoons high quality fruity Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced Green Olives with Pimento, keep about 1 tablespoon juice with the olives
  • 1/4 cup Green Onion, sliced thin

Method

  • Heat olive oil in a medium fry pan over medium heat. Add green beans. Season with some garlic salt & black pepper. Cook for about 5-6 minutes until the beans start to soften and turn bright green. Add the beech mushrooms and olives. Toss gently to combine. Cook for another 2 minutes. Serve hot or cold and top with sliced green onion.
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1 Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir April 24, 2013 at 8:07 am

Definitely know the feeling of something turning out better than expected after cleaning out the fridge! Love those little mushrooms.

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2 Marla April 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Such a great feeling huh! :)

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3 Rosa April 24, 2013 at 8:12 am

A wholesome and delicious dish! I love it.

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Jean (lemons and anchovies) April 24, 2013 at 8:13 am

Don’t you just love discovering a new favorite dish out of a need to clean out the fridge? I love, love olives but have never considered pairing them with green beans and now I see that they’d work very well together. Will have to try this soon–glad you shared!

Thanks for the link love on my string beans, Marla! :)

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5 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:09 am

Absolutely Jean! Not only do you get a great meal out of the deal ~ but the kitchen chemistry is fun too ;)

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6 Heather Christo April 24, 2013 at 8:24 am

I have never had Beech mushrooms! I wonder where I could get them or if they are just nowhere to be found in the NW?

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7 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:10 am

Heather, I don’t find Beech mushrooms everywhere ~ but when I stumble upon them I gotta grab some. You might find them in Asian markets…

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8 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 24, 2013 at 8:25 am

This is such a lovely spring dish, Marla! Great use of all the pretty produce cropping up lately.

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9 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:11 am

Thank you sweet Georgia!

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10 Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon April 24, 2013 at 8:35 am

These sound delicious! I love olives and mushrooms! Yum! Thanks for the link love!

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11 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl April 24, 2013 at 8:41 am

Loving these flavors – such a perfect dish for spring!

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12 Maria April 24, 2013 at 9:02 am

Love this side dish!

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13 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 24, 2013 at 9:23 am

I love green beans, what a tasty way to prepare them!

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14 Sanjeeta kk April 24, 2013 at 9:27 am

Awee…love..love..love that rustic pastel green broad! Paring green beans with mushroom is such a wonderful idea.

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15 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:18 am

Thank you Sanjeeta! That is my rock star favorite table ~ you will see it used a whole bunch around here!

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16 Miche April 24, 2013 at 10:13 am

I don’t know which to compliment first — the dish or the photos! It sounds absolutely delicious, and the photographs are stunning! I’m looking forward to trying this recipe :)

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17 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:30 am

Hope you can try it soon! Thanks for your kind words :)

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18 Gaby April 24, 2013 at 10:56 am

This might be the dish that helps me overcome my fear of olives!!!!

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19 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:32 am

I had not a clue you had a fear of olives Gaby! They would be awesome in one of your guacamole recipes ;)

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20 Leah | So, How's It Taste? April 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

These sound fantastic. I love green beans. It’s great to stumble upon a new, delicious recipe when just looking at what you already have. Must try these!

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21 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:32 am

Totally Leah!! Quite a liberating feeling actually :)

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22 Aimee @ Simple Bites April 24, 2013 at 11:48 am

Gorgeous!! My kids would really go for this. Such a fresh summer side.

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23 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 24, 2013 at 11:51 am

Simple yet satisfying! Love it!

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24 Jackie @ Domestic Fits April 24, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Those mushrooms! I love them, I bet they are awesome with the olives. Gorgeous side dish!

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25 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm

The past 6 mos or so I have had a huge resurgence of mushroom love after forgetting about them for years. I love them so much and this looks wonderful!

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26 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:33 am

Averie, glad to hear that mushrooms are back on your meal plan ;)

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27 zerrin April 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Love the combination and colors are stunning! We don’t have beech mushrooms in Turkey, but will try it with regular mushrooms here when it’s green bean season!

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28 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

Sounds like a great idea Zerrin….as long as you throw some olives in there you should have some great results.

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29 Marian (Sweetopia) April 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I’m so glad you shared, Marla! Inspiring!

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30 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective April 24, 2013 at 4:28 pm

One look at that skillet full of green beans, and I imagine you out picking beans first thing this morning… in plaid! They look so garden fresh!

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31 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:40 am

Always in plaid ;) Wish I could grow ‘em at high altitude!

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32 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective April 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Recipe looks delish!

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33 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 24, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Such pretty mushrooms and tasty too, great combination!

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34 Heather @ French Press April 24, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I adore clean out the fridge dishes…especially when they turn our SO well. I bet it would be delicious over pasta

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35 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:43 am

Heather, these beans would be awesome over pasta, quinoa or rice….a full meal if you go that route….

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36 sally @ sallys baking addiction April 25, 2013 at 6:01 am

I don’t think I’ve ever craved green beans until I saw this recipe. :) Love this side dish!

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37 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

Sally ~ you are too much girl! Hopefully I have inspired you to get your hands on some green beans!

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38 Carla @ Carlas Confections April 25, 2013 at 8:35 am

Yummy! I love this side dish! Im glad you decided to take pictures of it and share it! Sometimes the best ones are the ones you didnt mean to share :D

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39 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:47 am

Funny how that works out sometimes eh?!

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40 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies April 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I’m a little bit mushroom obsessed, but I don’t think I’ve had beech mushrooms before. I so want to try this!

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41 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:49 am

Hopefully you can track down the Beech mushrooms ~ you will love their full flavor!

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42 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 26, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Totally obsessed with mushrooms and your beautiful food styling! Hope you are healing well, Marla. Take care. xoxo

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43 Marla April 27, 2013 at 9:54 am

Thanks Kiran ~ healing will be slow but I will certainly not let it slow me down too much….

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44 Nutmeg Nanny April 27, 2013 at 6:24 am

I love it when dishes are surprisingly delicious :) this looks wonderful!

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45 Kevin (Closet Cooking) April 27, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Mushrooms and green beans are one of my favourite side dish combos and I like the sound of throwing olives into the mix!

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46 Mushrooms Canada May 10, 2013 at 8:19 am

Mushrooms, olives and green beans are a wonderful mixture as a dinner side. I also love the idea of adding quinoa for a full meal. Thanks for sharing!

-Shannon

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47 suzanne May 26, 2013 at 10:35 am

I made this at lunchtime today and topped it with goat cheese crumbles. It was fantastic and I can’t wait to each the cold leftovers :)

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48 Marla May 29, 2013 at 5:04 am

That sounds wonderful Suzanne! Thanks for your feedback :)

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