Did you know you can roast green beans? I have no idea why it never occurred to me before now, but they are amazing when roasted. I've been roasting almost all my vegetables over the past couple years, but green beans were never on the list. I finally tried it a couple weeks ago and they were delicious. Roasting vegetables brings out so much more flavor than other cooking methods. This time of year especially, I love the excuse to turn on the oven and enjoy my vegetables this way.
Roasted Green Beans
1 lb fresh green beans, I used very small petite beans
Extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt, to taste
Fresh cracked salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rinse the green beans and pat dry. Place them in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Spread the seasoned green beans across a large baking sheet and roast for about 12-15 minutes, stirring once about halfway through. They are ready to eat when they are bright green and crisp tender.
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