Here in the Northeast, the summer growing season is in full swing. Green string beans can be found all over at farm stands, farmers' markets, in CSA boxes, and growing in backyard gardens.
Fresh green beans are a great source of health boosting nutrients. They're high in vitamins A and C, known antioxidants that help keep your immune system working properly. Green beans are also a great source of dietary fiber and magnesium, which both help to play a key role for healthy digestion.
During summer months, I love serving green beans tossed in a light, pesto. This recipe makes a great side dish and is perfect for pot lucks and summer picnics.