Everyone knows that eating vegetables is good for your health. However, man people see eating vegetables as a healthy, but bland necessity and something that is less than taste tempting. However, those vegetables don’t have to be either bland or boring as anyone who has enjoyed roasted green beans can tell you. But even those who enjoy this simple roasted vegetable probably never stopped to consider just how versatile this veggie could be.
Perfect Grill Roasted Vegetable
Fresh grill roasted green beans make the perfect accompaniment for that summer cookout of steak, shrimp, fish, or chicken. Just coat them lightly with olive oil, a little salt, pepper, and perhaps a bit of red pepper and roast them on cookie sheet right on top of the grill and you have the perfect side to go with any type of meat cooked on the grill. Grill roasted green beans are tender, but have a nice little crunch and wonderful slightly nutty flavor that makes them a summertime favorite.
Roasted Green Beans Makes a Cool Tangy Summer Salad
Some like them hot and some like those roasted green beans cold and tangy as a roasted green bean salad is sure to become popular. All you really need to do is clean those fresh green beans and grill in your oven at 400 degrees until tender, crispy, and brown and allow cooling.
One cool simply put them in a dish with sliced onions and make a dressing using a little vinegar and oil, some dill, Dijon mustard and a bit of sugar and drizzle over the salad. This easy to prepare and tasty dish makes a cool salad for that summer picnic or for that vegetarian or vegan who wants something refreshing.
For Get the Fries, Try Parmesan Roasted Green Beans in their Place
Whether you are trying to cut out those calories or simply want to include more healthy vegetables into your diet, serving roasted Parmesan green beans in place of those French fries might prove to be a real treat. Simply preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, lightly coat a baking tray with olive oil Spread out the green beans over the tray rolling them a bit in the oil, add seasoning salt and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until crisp, tender, and slightly brown. Sprinkle on the Parmesan and place back in the still warm, but turned off oven for a couple of minutes to let the cheese melt slightly and serve in place fries with that burger or just as snack.
When roasting green beans, you can use any number of different spices (including popcorn spice) to create a wide variety of tastes and best of all fresh green beans are relatively inexpensive to buy, and many people grown them in their own garden. Since you can serve them as a main course, a side dish and even in place of those French fries the versatility of this humble little bean simply can’t be beat.