Fat, salt, green beans and heat—it’s a magical combination that creates Simple Roasted Green Beans. If you are looking for a simple side dish that can be thrown together quickly, this is it! You can scale this up or down very easily, and you can use any type of runner bean (thicker beans take a little longer). Once, I made a double batch on two pans for Thanksgiving dinner. Note, it’s important to use a high smoke-point fat to roast at this temperature. I’ve chosen avocado oil for this reason, but I’ve also used melted regular ghee, cultured grass-fed ghee, and palm shortening. Or, you can use your favorite fat!
If you want to play with the seasoning swap regular salt with truffle salt (also known in my home as magic flavor powder). It turns a simple vegetable into something amazing. Plus, green beans are a good source of vitamin K and vitamin C. Read all about them.
Simple Roasted Green Beans
- Toss trimmed green beans with oil and sprinkle liberally with salt or better yet, truffle salt.
- Roast for 18-20 minutes (longer if you have thicker beans), stirring them at the 10 minute mark. They’re done with they start browning and getting a little crisp on the outside and are soft but not mushy inside.
- Remove from oven, place in a serving bowl, and toss with fresh lemon juice.