Blistered runner beans

Easy runner bean recipes

Make the most of runner beans with our easy recipes, from warming curries to fresh salads and simple side dishes

Looking for the best runner bean recipes? Want the best healthy salad or an easy vegan curry recipe? See our recipe ideas below to make the most of this seasonal vegetable.


For more inspiration see our best broad bean recipes, our easy spring greens recipes and more vegetable side dishes.

Keralan runner bean curry

Try this new idea for a vegetarian curry using runner beans. These often-overlooked veggies make a tasty, spicy dish and work well with Indian spices and coconut milk.

Runner beans with tomato and black onion seeds

This recipe for runner beans with tomato and black onion seeds is vegan, low-cal and gluten-free, making it an easy, please-everyone side dish.

Blistered runner beans with bagna cauda

Revamp your runner beans this summer with our pan-fried recipe, matched with a fresh and zesty dip called bagna cauda.

Runner beans with tomato, garlic and chilli

Runner beans can be cooked briefly so they still have a little bite, or slowly stewed in a sauce until really tender. This recipe cooks them slowly with tomatoes, chilli and cloves.