Fresh Green Beans and Pears

This can be served as warm salad or lovely side dish. It would make a nice side dish for any holiday.

Fresh Green Beans and Pears

Serving Size: 4


  • 1/2 lb. fresh green beans
  • 1/2 lb. ripe pears
  • 2 tablespoons vegan margarine
  • 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Fresh Green Beans and Pears


  1. Clean and trim the beans and slice thinly.
  2. Par boil or steam them until al dente. (about 12 minutes)
  3. Peel and cut the pears.
  4. Drain and toss them with the vegan margarine and balsamic vinegar.
  5. Add the pears to the beans and gently toss or mix.
  6. Serve with an additional splash of balsamic vinegar


I have a nice little tool called a bean Frencher. It is one of my favorite tools. It makes preparing beans so easy.

3 responses to “Fresh Green Beans and Pears”

  1. Stan Starsky says:

    Nice simple recipe…I would not have thought of adding pears to green beans.

  2. Anne says:

    I never would of thought of adding pears. I can’t wait to try this.

  3. Chris says:

    Hi Anne, Thank you for your comment. It is a nice recipe. we enjoyed the mixture of flavors. The balsamic vinegar was nice with it too. I think next time I make the dish, I will saute the pears in a bit of vegan margarine and add them warm to the warm beans as well…then the vinegar. It was good this way…but…would also be nice with the sauteed pears.

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