Green beans are certainly a favorite with many at the dinner table, especially as side item or as part of a casserole. While the most common way to consume them has been in their soft, natural state, one of the most delicious ways to enjoy these vegetables is roasted.
Roasted green beans are a fast becoming a popular way to serve this wonderful vegetable and there are certainly many ways in which they can be prepared. For many vegans, roasted green beans have become a common part of their lunch or dinner while many non-vegans have their green beans roasted in fat or by using other animal products.
However you prefer them, roasting your green beans is a great way to break up the monotony of serving them plain and there are many different recipes out there which can help you find the best way to present them to your dinner table.
Roasted Green Beans Recipes
Of course, you can look up dozens of different recipes in how to roast green beans to your liking. Some are quite simple while others are more complex. The bottom line is that green beans are best roasted with at least one or two other products to help bring out their flavor.
One of the simplest ways to roast green beans is with garlic. Garlic adds a fresh, wonderful taste that compliments the green beans quite well.
– 1 lbs of trimmed green beans
– 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
– 2 minced garlic cloves
Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees, place the green beans on a large rimmed baking sheet with the olive oil and roast until they turn brown and are close to being tender. This will generally take about 10 minutes and at that point, add in the garlic cloves and continue baking for another 2 minutes. At that point, remove them from the oven and place them in a bowl. This is a very simple, yet tasty recipe that is perfect for making a quick side dish that will compliment your dinner.
Of course, if you want a little more taste to your roasted green beans, here is another quick recipe that will work for you.
– 12 ounces of green beans trimmed & dried
– Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
– 2 teaspoon of olive oil
– ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
– 1 ½ tablespoon of shredded parmesan
Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees and place the green beans on a baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil over them and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Make sure that the beans are spread out on the sheet evenly and bake for about 10 minutes, turn the pan and bake for another 5 minutes, then remove them from the oven and sprinkle over the shredded parmesan cheese.
Each of these recipes is simple, easy to make and delicious. You’ll be a big fan of roasted green beans and the number of recipes is enough to keep you interested for a very long time.