Since I’ve been at this whole eating healthier/trying to shed some weight, I’ve been trying to eat more vegetables. I like vegetables, just that sometimes I don’t pay attention to it as much as I do my protein and starch. Most of the time I like to just dump my vegetables into a pot to boil or I would buy ready-made frozen spinach where you just have to put it in a pot with a tablespoon of water and cook it.
Green beans are the one of our top favourite vegetables. However, my husband likes it boiled/steamed till it’s very soft (like most restaurants in Switzerland) whilst I like it still crunchy. I thought roasting it would solve our problem of having our beans two different ways as it gets soft but still has a crunch due to the high temperature of roasting it. He is not a fan of this but I love it. In fact, I just had this for lunch. Just roasted green beans. Belly is still grumbling, but what to do!
This recipe is very basic. Just green beans, some oil, salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Many recipes call for adding parmesan cheese, but that’s simply up to you.
- 500 grams ( 1 pound) Green Beans
- ½ Tablespoon Olive Oil
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- To Taste Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 200°C (400°F) and prepare baking tray with parchment paper.
- Break the top and tail of the green beans and rinse it. Dry with paper towels.
- Spread green beans onto baking tray. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt, ground black pepper and garlic powder.
- Mix green beans to coat evenly.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
- Conversion Table
- You can use fresh or frozen green beans. Frozen green beans need to be defrosted before baking.
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