These may be called yard-long beans, asparagus beans or long podded cow peas. These green beans are similar to regular green beans but are very long (30-50 cm). Supply is limited. They are used traditionally in Asian and Indian cooking.
The taste of beans is best when they are cooked until tender but still slightly crisp. Serve as a side vegetable sprinkled with chopped nuts or fresh herbs. Cold, raw or blanched, beans can be used in salads or used as a crudite with a dipping sauce.