Roasted Garlic Green Beans

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Weekday garnish recipes can quickly enter “routine territory,” am I correct? You know what I'm talking about, where you cook the same two or three vegetables, the same way, night after night, almost on autopilot.

While there's nothing wrong with sticking to the easy cooking techniques you're familiar with, there are a few simple ways you can transform a boring garnish into something magical.

My secret weapon? Roasted garlic! Easy to make and full of flavor, simply drizzle an entire garlic head with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and then roast it until it's sweet, smooth, and caramelized.

Follow my step-by-step tutorial on roasting garlic cloves in the oven to learn how to prepare!

Once you've roasted a bunch of garlic cloves, they're perfect for mixing with steamed vegetables (like these green beans), pasta, soups, salad dressings, and more.

While we always love green beans (my youngest son is obsessed!), This recipe would work great with almost any vegetable on hand or in season, including asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, and more.

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For a little sparkle and acidity, I also add a little fresh lemon juice. If you don't have it on hand, rice vinegar or lime or balsamic juice would also work well.

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Roasted Garlic Green Beans

A quick and easy vegetarian garnish recipe, steamed green beans are mixed with roasted garlic and fresh lemon juice.

Preparation time: 5 minutes Cook time 10 minutes Total time 15 minutes

Servings4 Calories 46kcal


  • 1 pound green beans (cut)
  • 8 roasted garlic cloves (lightly minced)
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes


  • Place a steamer basket in a medium saucepan filled with 2-3 inches of water. Bring the water to a boil, and then place the green beans on top of the steam basket. Cover the pot with a lid and steam until the green beans are tender and crisp, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Mix the steamed green beans with roasted garlic, lemon juice, salt, and chili flakes.


Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 302 mg | Potassium: 263 mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 855 IU | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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Garlic green beans

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