I love this lemon garlic green beans recipe. I'll never eat string beans any other way again! This recipe couldn't be any easier - and they are so good and so pretty too!
They are perfect for either a weeknight or a fancy dinner party. I'm even going to make them for Thanksgiving dinner this year. I know what you are all thinking…really, you are starting the week off with green beans!
Yes, I am, and I am very unapologetic about it because these beans are the BEST you will ever eat - and no - that is no exaggeration.
It’s no secret that roasting vegetables is my very favorite way to eat them – roasting them makes them taste simply irresistible…but I promise that adding garlic and lemon is AMAZING!!!
It’s a great way to make sure half of your dinner plate is full of vegetables because you will want to eat that many of these, plus more.
- Technically, you don't have to melt the coconut oil. You can put chunks of it on the beans in the pan with it's solid, then start baking the beans with the oils for a few minutes until the oil melts, then toss the beans and oil together and proceed with the recipe from there.
- It's really good to add some whole, chunks of fresh garlic in with the beans. Gotta love roasted garlic!
- It's actually really good to overcook the beans. Not to the point of burning them, but to the point of them being really browned and really good. Although, they aren't as healthy for you when they are overdone like it. And if you have any whole garlic cloves in, they will get burnt at that point (don't ask me how I know that . . .)
- If you want them to be extra lemony without adding too much liquid, add the lemon zest from the lemon. So good.
- You may want to serve the Parmesan cheese on the table and let people choose if they want it or not.
- You can totally use this same technique with many different types of vegetables. Not all are good with the lemon and/or Parmesan cheese though.
I would love to know if you try this recipe and what you think of them and what you make them for. I've found them to be an awesome way to get my children to LOVE their veggies. They fight over them. Seriously. And you too may just find yourself looking forward to your veggies more than you ever have!Print
These only take a few minutes to put on a baking sheet, toss in oil in seasoning, and roast until tender-crisp. Finishing them with lemon juice and Parmesan cheese just makes them even more special.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- Toss the beans with the coconut oil
- Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat
- Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
- Roast for 20 minutes or until tender crisp
- Immediately after removing from the oven, squeeze on the lemon juice over the beans
- Serve warm with freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Keywords: Roasted, Quick, Easy, Healthy