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First things first: There is no wrong way to enjoy a green bean. From fresh out of the woods to canning an inch of your life, the beloved green bean somehow manages to taste fabulous without much fuss. But if you've been cooking green beans for years, it may be time to consider roasting. It's not just for cauliflower, you know!
This roasted green bean recipe takes advantage of a slightly higher oven temperature to ensure that the beans brown before soaking. Preparation is minimal; all they need is a little garlic and a few lemon wedges before they go into the oven long enough for them to be crisp and blistered.
This easy vegetable garnish is perfect for Easter dinner, backyard barbecues, even weekday dinners with kids. Serve them alongside burgers for a low carb option, if you feel like it. No one will miss the potatoes. For real!
BTW, this recipe works just as well for edamame, sugar peas, green beans, or Roman beans.
How do I make tasty green beans?
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. (To make things easier for traveling to a shared meal, combine olive oil, garlic, and beans in a zip-lock plastic bag and shake to throw away. They can be roasted once you get to your destination.) Otherwise, gently mix the ingredients. together on a baking sheet, distributing the beans evenly.
- Squeeze the lemon halves over the beans.
- Bake until golden and blistered in parts, stirring occasionally. Due to the higher cooking temperature this should be a quick process, about 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Here are some more delicious flavors for your green beans:
Green beans are not only tasty, they are also versatile. Here are some other great pairings for the best green beans. Pro tip: When roasting different types of vegetables together, it's helpful to keep the sizes uniform and consider the density of what you're roasting. Denser vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes, take longer than green beans. It may be useful to cook them first or add beans later in the roasting process.
- Green beans with Parmesan cheese: Add shavings of Parmesan cheese or pecorino cheese to your tray for the last few minutes of roasting.
- Bacon Roasted Green Beans: Roast beans and top with crumbled bacon and red pepper flakes.
- Roasted Beans with Walnuts: Throw a handful of roasted and crushed almonds on the plate once the beans are served.
- Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms – Include some shiitake mushrooms or smaller mushrooms in the pan; the mushrooms and green beans are amazing (and very healthy) together.
- Roasted Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes – Cherry tomatoes cut in half or quartered turn sweet when roasted in the oven. Add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and step back!
- Roasted Green Beans with Garlic and Ginger – Finely chopped ginger and garlic added to beans for a little spark. Maybe a drizzle of sesame oil? Great with salmon!
- Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes – Roasted potato wedges on a par with green beans, provided the potatoes are thin enough. Or … roast the potatoes first. Visit my recipe for roasted rosemary potatoes for more details.
- Roasted Green Beans and Carrots: Start carrots before adding beans; Check out my Roasted Carrots recipe for more details.
- Roasted Green Beans without Garlic – Simply omit garlic or add thinly sliced shallots to beans.
Roasted Green Bean Sauces
Treat them like potato chips, then eat them like potato chips, with a little something on the side:
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- Nuoc Cham dipping sauce for a lighter Vietnamese-style sauce
- Herb mayonnaise
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Mint and coriander sauce
- Homemade cheese sauce
- Hollandaise sauce (my favorite!)
- Balsamic vinegar
- Homemade aioli
- Homemade blue cheese dressing
How are crispy green beans made?
The trick to crispy beans is to roast them until tender and crispy. A higher oven temperature also helps keep beans crisp; as long as you don't overcook them, they should become nice and crispy. Lower oven temperatures create more steam, so beans can be soaked in the oven before they have a chance to crunch.
Whatever happens, keep your eyes wide open and roll them halfway through the roast.
These roasted green beans are lemon and garlic flavored, then roasted to perfection! A fresh and easy garnish for perfect dinners and parties. Cuisine: American Preparation time: 2 minutes Cook time: 13 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Servings: 4 servings Calories: 98kcal
- 1 pound sliced green beans
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lemon halved, plus more to slice (optional)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Set oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleaning.
- On a baking sheet, mix the green beans with olive oil and garlic. Squeeze the lemon halves over the beans. Slice the lemon halves and add to the baking sheet, if desired.
- Grill until golden brown and almost tender, stirring occasionally, 15 to 25 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Calories :: 98kcal
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