So my latest tactic is simple: sauté them. Just sauté them with other delicious vegetables and eat them straight-up. Here's my favourite combination, but let's be honest: you could probably use anything in the place of beans and still have a delicious nibble.
I mean, these are onions we're talking about. How can you go wrong?
Green Beans with Spring Onions
Makes 2 large servings
1-2 Tablespoons Earth Balance margarine
1/2 lb (large handful) green beans
4 or 5 spring onions, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Trim the beans and cut them into 1.5" lengths (about thirds or quarters). Melt a Tablespoon of margarine in a skillet and add the onions and beans, stir-frying them until the onions are translucent and the beans are getting bright green in colour and softening a little. If the pan gets too dry, add another Tablespoon of Earth Balance to the pan. Mix in salt and pepper to taste and sauté 30 seconds longer. Serve nice and hot!