Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Roasted Green Beans

My friend Emily suggested I try these roasted green beans. I did a little research and gave them a try. The green beans weren't great this time of year - a little limp and not overly "snappy" but I gave them a try. We loved them. What a great new vegetable to add to our regular dinner routine. I feel like we eat steamed broccoli WAY too much. These will be staple from now on. They are quick, easy and healthy! Everyone with little children should try them - you could possibly pass them off as green french fries! :) I promise you will love them as a snack, an appetizer or as a side dish. I couldn't stop eating them - even ate them room temperature as they cool off pretty fast!

Beware - these are not overly attractive. They are shriveled with brown spots...... but looks can be deceiving! Enjoy!

Roasted Green Beans

1 -2 lbs. fresh green beans
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4-1/2 pepper

Wash the green beans and pat dry. Snap off the ends. Toss in olive oil - just enough to lightly coat. Add salt and pepper and toss. Spread out on a cookie sheet - bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes - turning once halfway through cooking. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

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Julie said...

Those look so yummy! I love green beans just about anyway you can fix them! Yum :)

Julie said...

I love all roasted veggies! I've never roasted green beans, I will have to give these a try!

Anonymous said...

What a good idea... I love asparagus roasted, so I don't see why I wouldn't love green beans roasted! Really, almost ANY veggie roasted is pretty delicious!

This is Emily from EZ'S Recipes, for some reason Blogger would not accept my Wordpress open ID. I think this has happened before! Grrrr!