Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives

Marla Meridith

April 24, 2013

Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives

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…

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This recipe was never meant to be posted.

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

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

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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.

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

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.

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  • Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir
    Posted at 08:07h, 24 April

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 16:25h, 26 April

      Such a great feeling huh! 🙂

  • Rosa
    Posted at 08:12h, 24 April

    A wholesome and delicious dish! I love it.



  • Jean (lemons and anchovies)
    Posted at 08:13h, 24 April

    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! 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:09h, 27 April

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

  • Heather Christo
    Posted at 08:24h, 24 April

    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?

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:10h, 27 April

      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…

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    Posted at 08:25h, 24 April

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:11h, 27 April

      Thank you sweet Georgia!

  • Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon
    Posted at 08:35h, 24 April

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

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    Posted at 08:41h, 24 April

    Loving these flavors – such a perfect dish for spring!

  • Maria
    Posted at 09:02h, 24 April

    Love this side dish!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 09:23h, 24 April

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

  • Sanjeeta kk
    Posted at 09:27h, 24 April

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:18h, 27 April

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

  • Miche
    Posted at 10:13h, 24 April

    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 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:30h, 27 April

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

  • Gaby
    Posted at 10:56h, 24 April

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:32h, 27 April

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

  • Leah | So, How's It Taste?
    Posted at 11:47h, 24 April

    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!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:32h, 27 April

      Totally Leah!! Quite a liberating feeling actually 🙂

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites
    Posted at 11:48h, 24 April

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

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    Posted at 11:51h, 24 April

    Simple yet satisfying! Love it!

  • Jackie @ Domestic Fits
    Posted at 13:18h, 24 April

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

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 13:54h, 24 April

    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!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:33h, 27 April

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

  • zerrin
    Posted at 14:02h, 24 April

    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!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:39h, 27 April

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

  • Marian (Sweetopia)
    Posted at 16:02h, 24 April

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

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspective
    Posted at 16:28h, 24 April

    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!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:40h, 27 April

      Always in plaid 😉 Wish I could grow ’em at high altitude!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
    Posted at 17:24h, 24 April

    Recipe looks delish!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    Posted at 19:12h, 24 April

    Such pretty mushrooms and tasty too, great combination!

  • Heather @ French Press
    Posted at 19:37h, 24 April

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:43h, 27 April

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

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction
    Posted at 06:01h, 25 April

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:45h, 27 April

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

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections
    Posted at 08:35h, 25 April

    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 😀

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:47h, 27 April

      Funny how that works out sometimes eh?!

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
    Posted at 17:49h, 25 April

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:49h, 27 April

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

  • Kiran @
    Posted at 22:43h, 26 April

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:54h, 27 April

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

  • Nutmeg Nanny
    Posted at 06:24h, 27 April

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

  • Kevin (Closet Cooking)
    Posted at 13:52h, 27 April

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

  • Mushrooms Canada
    Posted at 08:19h, 10 May

    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!


  • suzanne
    Posted at 10:35h, 26 May

    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 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:04h, 29 May

      That sounds wonderful Suzanne! Thanks for your feedback 🙂

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