Have you tried roasted green beans? They’re new to me, so I’m excited to spread the word with this recipe! Roasted green beans are a light and healthy side dish to accompany heavier meals.
Green beans are one of the quickest roasted veggie options since they’re ready after just 15 minutes in the oven. Like all roasted vegetables, roasted green beans taste intensified and caramelized, like more sophisticated versions of their raw or steamed states.
We discovered roasted green beans on the menu at Josephine in Nashville. I always search restaurant menus for fun side dishes, and their charred green beans did not disappoint. They served them with tahini and toasted sesame seeds, which inspired the variation you see above.
Roasted green beans are quite simple to prepare. I have just a few tips before you get started:
- Start with fresh, vibrant green beans. They should have firm, even skin and snap easily. Don’t bother roasting old, starchy green beans.
- Pat your green beans dry before tossing with oil. Drops of water on the outside will turn into mushy spots in the oven.
- Don’t crowd the beans. If you want to double the recipe to serve a larger crowd, split the beans across two pans.
- Stop roasting when the beans are crisp-tender with some caramelized spots. No need to roast green beans to oblivion.