Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes with Lemon-Garlic and Pine Nuts

Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes with Lemon-Garlic and Pine Nuts

How to Roast Green Beans:

Roasted green beans, so simple and delicious! Roasting is one of my cool weather favorite cooking methods. It’s nice to warm the kitchen a little while you’re using the most delicious method to deepen vegetable flavors! I consider this an essential method everyone should know. Of course, I’ve incorporated some awesome flavors like lemon and garlic to make this side dish completely irresistible.

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Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes with Lemon-Garlic and Pine Nuts
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Tasty and flavorful, you can't go wrong with this recipe!
Recipe type: Side dish, vegetables
Cuisine: Californian
Serves:: 4
  • 12oz. pkg. Fresh green beans, washed, stem ends trimmed
  • 3 t Garlic, peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise (a medium clove should yield 4 slices)
  • 1 T Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 t Lemon zest + 1 t shredded lemon zest to garnish
  • ¼ t Kosher sea salt
  • ⅛ t Freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅛ t Granulated sugar (optional)
  • 12 Grape or cherry tomatoes, orange or in any color
  • 2 T Pine nuts, or sliced almonds
  • 1 t Freshly squeezed lemon juice, to finish
  1. Set an oven rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  3. Watch carefully and stir frequently as they can burn quickly! Immediately transfer to small bowl (don't leave them in hot pan as they will continue to cook); Set aside.
  4. Put the green beans in a large bowl.
  5. Add the sliced garlic, olive oil, 1 teaspoon of the lemon zest, kosher salt, pepper and sugar and toss well. Transfer the mixture to prepared baking sheet.
  6. Roast the beans and garlic for 5 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, add the tomatoes to the oiled bowl and toss to coat; add more oil if needed.
  8. Remove from oven, stir with a spatula to promote even cooking, and add the oil coated tomatoes
  9. Continue roasting until the beans are tender throughout, about 5 more minutes.
  10. Meanwhile toast the pine nuts in a small dry skillet over medium heat, toast the pine nuts until golden, about 2 minutes.
  11. When beans and tomatoes are fully cooked, the beans will be lightly browned but not shriveled.
  12. Remove from oven and place into serving platter.
  13. Add lemon juice, shredded lemon zest, pine nuts, and toss well.
  14. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and lemon juice if necessary.
  15. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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