Summer Produce: Beans and Greens

Savor summer produce like fresh cukes and zukes, fresh from the farm stand.

Cook up fresh green beans at their peak.

Cook up fresh green beans at their peak.

 

Green Beans
Find fresh green beans at their peak in farmers' markets and grocery stores all summer.  They'll keep tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to five days, but then their flavor and crisp texture will begin to go downhill. So, use them up! Try these amazing recipe ideas from Cooking Channel chefs.

Laura Calder: Easy French Green Beans With Hazelnuts and Creme Fraiche
Tyler Florence: Making Green Bean and Bacon Salad
Bal Arneson: Green Beans With Paneer in Tomato Sauce
Dave Lieberman: Warm Dijon Potato Salad With Green Beans
Aida Mollenkamp: Green Bean Salad With Lemon Dressing
Emeril Lagasse: Eggplant and Beans in Spicy Garlic Sauce
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Leafy Greens
Greens are year-round favorites, but the selection of greens available explodes during the summer months. Here are some great ways Cooking Channel chefs take advantage of summer's freshest leafy greens.

Laura Calder: Savoury Swiss Chard Tart
Daisy Martinez: Spicy Collard Greens
Aida Mollenkamp: Quick Greens With Bacon and Onions
Giada De Laurentiis: Arugula Soup With Goat Cheese
Giada De Laurentiis: Wilted Greens With Ricotta Salata
Giada De Laurentiis: Roasted Greens Panzanella Salad
Emeril Lagasse: Mustard and Collard Greens
Emeril Lagasse: Cantaloupe, Prosciutto and Arugula Salad
Michael Chiarello: Fettuccine With Mustard Greens
Chuck Hughes: Chorizo Bites With Arugula Pesto
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