4/9/14

What to do with Too Many Green Beans? Roast Them!



I've been trying really hard lately not to waste produce. Some days I succeed, others I fail. That's just life. Last week I had a huge amount of green beans sitting in my refrigerator from the Washington's Green Grocer deliveries I've started ordering lately. I did not feel like fussing with them by making something complicated. Instead, I decided to do one of the easiest things you can do with most vegetables (other than eating them raw): roasting.

What to do with Too Many Green Beans? Roast Them!
Ingredients
green beans {I did not even bother trimming the ends}
olive oil
salt
Southwest spice blend


Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
2. Place green beans directly onto a cookie sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and Southwest spice blend. Mix.
3. Roast the beans 20-30 minutes, occasionally turning them around.


Aren't these gorgeous? You can eat them hot, at room temperature or cold. It's a great one dish side.

You can play around with spices and try using different flavored oils. I liked these beans so much, I ate them for breakfast using my fingers...no fork required!

4 comments:

Megan said...

Those look great with all that browning!

Caroline Hurley said...

Oh my goodness...I could eat my weight in those! We've got a great Chinese restaurant near us that makes their green beans in a similar way...I adore them. Pinning right now!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Thank you!! I made a second batch over the weekend and ate it in two meals. Will make more!!!

GourmetMommy said...

I love roasted veggies but had never thought to try it with green beans. Great idea!