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…
This recipe was never meant to be posted.
These clicks happened as soon as I took a taste & saw how very handsome this was.
Some of these photos are even from my iPhone. Posted on Instagram.
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.
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.
How do you like to prepare green beans?
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50 thoughts on “Green Beans with Beech Mushrooms & Olives”
Definitely know the feeling of something turning out better than expected after cleaning out the fridge! Love those little mushrooms.
Such a great feeling huh! 🙂
A wholesome and delicious dish! I love it.
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! 🙂
Absolutely Jean! Not only do you get a great meal out of the deal ~ but the kitchen chemistry is fun too 😉
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?
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…
This is such a lovely spring dish, Marla! Great use of all the pretty produce cropping up lately.
Thank you sweet Georgia!
These sound delicious! I love olives and mushrooms! Yum! Thanks for the link love!
Loving these flavors – such a perfect dish for spring!
Love this side dish!
I love green beans, what a tasty way to prepare them!
Awee…love..love..love that rustic pastel green broad! Paring green beans with mushroom is such a wonderful idea.
Thank you Sanjeeta! That is my rock star favorite table ~ you will see it used a whole bunch around here!
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 🙂
Hope you can try it soon! Thanks for your kind words 🙂
This might be the dish that helps me overcome my fear of olives!!!!
I had not a clue you had a fear of olives Gaby! They would be awesome in one of your guacamole recipes 😉
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!
Totally Leah!! Quite a liberating feeling actually 🙂
Gorgeous!! My kids would really go for this. Such a fresh summer side.
Simple yet satisfying! Love it!
Those mushrooms! I love them, I bet they are awesome with the olives. Gorgeous side dish!
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!
Averie, glad to hear that mushrooms are back on your meal plan 😉
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!
Sounds like a great idea Zerrin….as long as you throw some olives in there you should have some great results.
I’m so glad you shared, Marla! Inspiring!
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!
Always in plaid 😉 Wish I could grow ’em at high altitude!
Recipe looks delish!
Such pretty mushrooms and tasty too, great combination!
I adore clean out the fridge dishes…especially when they turn our SO well. I bet it would be delicious over pasta
Heather, these beans would be awesome over pasta, quinoa or rice….a full meal if you go that route….
I don’t think I’ve ever craved green beans until I saw this recipe. 🙂 Love this side dish!
Sally ~ you are too much girl! Hopefully I have inspired you to get your hands on some green beans!
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 😀
Funny how that works out sometimes eh?!
I’m a little bit mushroom obsessed, but I don’t think I’ve had beech mushrooms before. I so want to try this!
Hopefully you can track down the Beech mushrooms ~ you will love their full flavor!
Totally obsessed with mushrooms and your beautiful food styling! Hope you are healing well, Marla. Take care. xoxo
Thanks Kiran ~ healing will be slow but I will certainly not let it slow me down too much….
I love it when dishes are surprisingly delicious 🙂 this looks wonderful!
Mushrooms and green beans are one of my favourite side dish combos and I like the sound of throwing olives into the mix!
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!
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 🙂
That sounds wonderful Suzanne! Thanks for your feedback 🙂