Roasted Green Beans
These Roasted Green Beans are flavored with lemon and garlic, then roasted to crisp-tender perfection! A fresh and easy side dish all year long.
Once fresh green beans are in season, it’s game over to all other vegetables.
Nothing beats a sweet green bean harvested in its prime. How do you improve on perfection? Very delicately. A hint of garlic and a spritz of fresh lemon juice is all it takes to transform these delicious greens into an elegant side dish.
Anything more and you’re probably trying too hard.
How do you make crunchy green beans?
The trick to crunchy beans is to roast them until they are just tender-crisp, not overly soggy.
First, toss the beans with olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. To make things pretty, add some lemon slices to the baking sheet (after you squeeze them, of course). Then, roast just a couple more minutes and you’ll have lemony, garlic perfection!
Serve this easy side dish everywhere, from holiday parties to backyard barbecues. These tasty, colorful roasted fresh green beans will add a burst of green goodness to any plate!
How do I make Tasty Green Beans?
Here are some more delicious flavors for your green beans:
- Add parmesan cheese to your lemon and garlic
- Roast in bacon fat and top with crumbled, cooked bacon
- Top with roasted nuts, cranberries, and balsamic vinegar
- Add fresh mushrooms to the pan and roast with the beans
- In summer time, add fresh tomatoes to the pan and finish with fresh basil
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Roasted Green Beans
These Roasted Green Beans are flavored with lemon and garlic, then roasted to crisp-tender perfection! A fresh and easy side dish for perfect dinner and parties.
- 1 pound green beans trimmed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 lemon halved, plus more for slicing (optional)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup.
On baking sheet, toss green beans with olive oil and garlic. Squeeze lemon halves over beans. Slice lemon halves and add to baking sheet, if desired.
Roast until browned and almost tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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