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18 Best Vegan Green Bean Recipes

Are you tired of boring green bean dishes? Then give these vegan green bean recipes a shot!

Each one will excite your tastebuds with every bite. 

But the best part is that they’re totally plant-based.

That means that pretty much anyone can enjoy these dishes. Yes, even non-vegans. 

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And you can’t argue with their nutritional content. Green beans are full of calcium, vitamins K and B, and other nutrients.

Each dish is chock-full of all that good stuff. 

If that sounds good to you, here are 18 of my favorite vegan green bean recipes.

1. Vegan Green Bean Casserole

My favorite holiday side dish is green bean casserole.

It’s so creamy, crunchy, salty, and indulgent. And this vegan version is no different. 

Seriously, you won’t be able to tell the difference. Though, this recipe is arguably healthier than the traditional casserole. 

This recipe features a homemade creamy mushroom base, made with almond milk and veggie stock.

It also has mushrooms, shallots, garlic, vegan butter, and flour. 

In addition, there are fresh green beans and my favorite part, the fried onions.

Is it really a green bean casserole without them? No, it’s not. 

2. Perfect Roasted Green Beans

This simple recipe is the base for all your green bean roasting needs.

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Complete with tips and tricks, you’ll learn how to make perfectly roasted beans every time. 

And you only need three ingredients: green beans, olive oil, and salt.

They’re well-cooked with a crisp bite. The little bit of oil and salt let the natural deliciousness of the beans shine.

Of course, you can add as much or as little seasoning as you please.

I always add garlic and onion powder. But you do you! 

3. Easy Garlic Green Beans

Speaking of garlic, these delectable green beans are loaded with it!

And to me, that is like entering the pearly gates of food heaven. 

You’ll probably recognize this dish if you’ve ever visited a Chinese buffet.

It’s one of my favorite things to add to the plate. It’s delicious and nutritious. 

The beans are blanched and then sauteed in garlic, herbs, red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds. The results are utterly scrumptious. 

4. Lemony Green Beans

These lemony green beans are the perfect summer side dish.

It’s an incredibly fresh recipe that everyone will enjoy. And it’s so simple. 

First, the beans are parboiled. Then, they’re sauteed in lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Finally, add fresh lemon zest as a garnish. 

5. Air Fryer Green Beans with Garlic

Make your life easier with an air fryer!

With the air fryer, you can skip the step of blanching your beans and get right to the good stuff. 

And you don’t have to saute anything either. Instead, to impart flavor, you toss the beans in a delicious, Chinese food-inspired sauce.

It’s made with soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, and black pepper.

You can optionally add extra heat and umami with sesame seeds and red pepper flakes. 

6. Sauteed Green Beans with Mushrooms

If green bean casserole has too many calories for your liking, try this instead.

It has the main components but in a less ooey-gooey way. 

It features green beans, mushrooms, and garlic. They’re sauteed in a bit of olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. That’s it. 

It’s easy and delicious. 

7. Italian Marinated Green Bean Salad

This healthy salad is fresh and full of flavor! It’s made with simple ingredients, but it’s far from plain.

Bring this to your next potluck and watch it disappear! 

Perfectly cooked green beans and nutty chickpeas are the stars of this dish.

They lend a wonderfully earthy quality to the dish, which is balanced by the bite of red onion slices. 

Everything is coated in a bright and herbaceous homemade Italian dressing. 

8. Vegan Green Bean Soup

There’s nothing cozier than a warm bowl of soup. And this delicious vegetable soup is no exception.

Every spoonful is brimming with tender veggies and incredible flavor.

It’s made with green beans, potatoes, leeks, carrots, onions, and celeriac.

There is also a plethora of herbs and seasonings. But it’s the splash of liquid smoke that takes it over the top. 

It’s D-I-V-I-N-E. This soup is light and healthy, so you can eat a lot, totally guilt-free. 

9. Easy Vegan Green Bean Casserole

This green bean casserole is a little different from the traditional version.

And it’s not just because it’s vegan, but the taste is just as delicious. 

This casserole features homemade cream of mushroom soup, green beans, and caramelized onions. It does not have the typical fried onions. 

Instead, its crunch comes from a tasty breadcrumb topping and slivered almonds. 

10. Mediterranean Vegan Green Bean Salad

Mediterranean cuisine is known for its freshness and bold flavors.

And this salad fits the bill perfectly! This stuff is actually kind of addicting. 

Good thing it’s healthy. 

This dish is made with cooked green beans and fresh cherry tomatoes.

Those simple ingredients are coated in a deliciously herby garlic, lemon, and cilantro sauce. 

And it’s the sauce that really takes this dish to the next level. 

I can totally see this dish served alongside falafel gyros and sweet potato fries.

If you’re not vegan, this would be amazing with lemon chicken and orzo. 

11. Green Bean Potato Salad

This isn’t your average potato salad. It’s even better, and there’s no mayo, vegan or otherwise, in sight. 

Rather, this mouthwatering salad features a sweet, spicy, and tangy mustard vinaigrette.

It’s drizzled over fingerling potatoes, green beans, and bell peppers. 

Each bite will leave you wanting more. 

12. Socca Pizza with Summer Squash, Green Beans, and Pesto

If the idea of green beans on pizza seems unappetizing, think again!

This is by far one of the most delicious veggie pizzas out there. 

First, let’s talk about soccas, as you may not have heard of them before.

Soccas are a type of unleavened pancake made from chickpea flour. They have roots in Italy and southern France. 

They’re light, delicious, and perfect for summer eating.

Of course, like any flatbread, it makes perfect sense to add stuff to the top. Because anything can be turned into pizza! 

This one features a delicious pesto sauce, thinly sliced summer squash, and green beans.

Everything is seasoned to perfection and baked. It’s fantastic. 

13. Black Pepper Tofu and Green Beans

This Asian-inspired skillet dinner is loaded with protein, veggies, and peppery goodness.

It’s sweet, savory, and you’ll love it!  

14. Sizzling Chinese Green Beans

I know, I know, this is yet another Chinese-style green bean recipe.

I’m sure you are wondering how this one could be any different from the rest. Well, I promise that it is. 

What makes this recipe special is the tasty brown sizzling sauce.

It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and totally full of umami. It’s finger-licking good. 

15. Spicy Green Bean Noodles

If flavor is what you’re looking for, you found it!

Every bite of this dish packs a flavor punch. You could say this recipe is sponsored by the letter “U,” for umami. 

It features your favorite vegan noodles, plus minced tofu, and delicious chunks of green beans.

Everything is coated in an extremely tasty sauce that is sweet, savory, and spicy. 

But the best part is that it’s ready in under 30 minutes!

So, it’s perfect for nights you’re craving takeout but don’t wanna spend the dough. 

16. Vegan Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

This bright and garlicky dish will satisfy your whole family, even the picky eaters.

A combination of citrus, garlic, and almond means this dish bursts with flavor. 

And if you’re a texture person, this is the perfect recipe.

The beans are just a little bit crisp and slivered almonds add crunch. Every bite is exciting! 

17. Easy Skillet Green Beans

Easy, healthy, and delicious, you can’t get better than that!

There areno butter, oils, or fats in this dish.

It’s made with just skillet-browned green beans, seasonings, and a bit of broth to soften them up.

18. Tofu Green Bean Stir-Fry

This is the perfect dish for Meatless Monday because it’s filling, delicious, and nutritious.

It’s also super fast and easy to make, so it’s ideal for busy weeknights. 

The green beans are perfectly tender yet crisp. The tofu is golden and crusty on the outside, while soft and chewy inside.

And the sauce is absolutely delicious. It’s sweet and salty, with just a little bit of heat.

It bursts with classic Asian flavors, so you can skip ordering takeout. 

This tofu and green bean stir-fry is a meal in and of itself. But it’s pretty great with a side of rice, too. 

18 Best Vegan Green Bean Recipes

These vegan green bean recipes make being healthy even easier! From casserole to air fryer beans to salad and soup, you’ll love these tempting dishes.


  • Vegan Green Bean Casserole

  • Perfect Roasted Green Beans

  • Easy Garlic Green Beans

  • Lemony Green Beans

  • Air Fryer Green Beans with Garlic

  • Italian Marinated Green Bean Salad

  • Vegan Green Bean Soup

  • Easy Vegan Green Bean Casserole

  • Mediterranean Vegan Green Bean Salad

  • Green Bean Potato Salad

  • Socca Pizza with Summer Squash, Green Beans, and Pesto

  • Black Pepper Tofu and Green Beans

  • Spicy Green Bean Noodles

  • Vegan Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic

  • Easy Skillet Green Beans

  • Tofu Green Bean Stir Fry


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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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