Fresh vegetables are hard to resist (and why would we even try?) — especially when they’re prepared well. This roasted lemon Parmesan green bean recipe, inspired by Two Peas and Their Pod, is no exception. Fill a bag at the farmers market with a pound of fresh, glorious green beans, and you’ll be ready for a simple, tasty side dish for your next dinner.
Green beans are some of nature’s most generous gifts to the taste buds. However, their delightfully fresh flavor often gets lost in the dishes they’re added to — such as the traditional American favorite, green bean casseroles. Not so with this recipe, though! Using only three ingredients, it plays up the pure taste of the green bean, rather than burying it among other flavors.
The recipe’s effortless, too, and fits into just about any meal, whether it’s for a holiday feast, backyard barbecue or a Sunday dinner on the patio.
In less than 20 minutes, you can create a dish that tastes as if you put far more effort into it than you actually did. Just toss the green beans with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and throw them in the oven. A sprinkle of Parmesan then a few more minutes in the oven, and they’re ready.
Once you bite into these roasted, still-crispy, slightly-tangy green beans, they’ll become a frequent dish at your dinner table. Plus, they’re healthy for you — meaning you can nosh your way through the entire pan without an ounce of guilt.
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Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over green beans
Toss green beans in bowl
Place green beans onto baking pan and roast
Toss again after Parmesan cheese is added
Top with a pinch of red pepper if you like some heat
Lemon and Parmesan create the perfect balance of acid and fat
A fresh side dish to any meal
So simple, yet impressive!
Who wouldn’t want a taste?
Bright, fresh and rich…these great beans have it all!
Lovely color contrasts.
Roasted lemon Parmesan green beans
Yield 4 servings
- 1 pound green beans, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Juice from 1/2 large lemon
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Drizzle beans with olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss.
- Line sheet pan with parchment. Add green beans.
- Roast in oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan. Toss and return to oven.
- Cook for an additional 7 minutes or until beans are tender but still crisp and cheese is melted.
- Serve immediately.
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