Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fresh Idea- Oven Roasted Green Beans

All summer long we have been getting fresh green beans from our CSA. While we were at the beach my mother in law roasted some of our fresh green beans. I had never done them this way, usually I boil them or saute them. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover this new (to me at least) method of cooking fresh green beans.
I actually had no plans for tonight's dinner, as my husband was at a business dinner in DC, so it was just myself and my 3 girls. I decided on sauteed tofu with pea shoots and bok choy over rice, and the oven roasted green beans. I did boil a small amount of the beans for the Littlest Girl, I don't think she's quite ready for garlic yet:-)

This is so simple, yet so very good.

All you need is:
1 lb Fresh green beans, rinsed and the ends snapped off
2 cloves of garlic, minced
olive oil- I eyeballed it, but it was about a tablespoon or so
salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with olive oil spray to prevent sticking.

Toss green beans with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Make sure they are coated well.

Spread on the baking pan. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until they start to wrinkle slightly.

These were absolutely perfect for tonight's dinner- quick, easy, and kid friendly. And yes, my kids eat tofu- all three of them. The husband, however, is a different story:-)

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