Monday, November 14, 2011

Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Garlic

Thanksgiving is a day of indulgence, but perhaps you just want something a little different from your standard creamy/fried onion topped green bean casserole. Here is great recipe I found from Kayln's Kitchen that takes green beans and tosses them with olive oil, roasted shallots, and garlic. It makes for a flavorful and healthy Thanksgiving side dish.

Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Garlic
(From Kalyn's Kitchen via Fine Cooking Annual)
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1 lb. fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
6 shallots, peeled and sliced thin
5 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thin
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
fresh cracked pepper
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest

1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.

2. Toss all the ingredients together except the lemon zest, parsley, and almonds.  Place on a rimmed sheet pan.

3. Roast for 15- 20 minutes, just until the shallots brown and the beans begin to shrivel.

4. In a small bowl, toss together the parsley, almonds, and lemon zest.  Toss this with the beans when they are done cooking.  Serve warm.

Linked to: Today's Creative Blog, Midnight Maniac , Nap Time Creations, Fave Diets, Recipe Lion, The Country Cook


  1. mmmmm green beans, almonds, garlic, lemon, shallots - never a bad idea.

  2. A great way to dress up a rather bland veggie. The almonds are an interesting twist -- but I like the idea of a little bit crunchy.

  3. Those green beans look delicious! I actually had green beans for dinner tonight, but there were definitely not as delicious as yours.

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  5. This looks unbelievably good, and I'm not even that big of a fan of green beans. Thanks for linking this up to my hop!

  6. This is a great switch up from how I usually prepare green beans. Just to let you know I featured this recipe on my blog today-

  7. Mmm...I think I know what I'm bringing to Thanksgiving dinner this year! Thanks for the great recipe.

  8. That looks SO good, love the addition of the almonds :D

  9. What a nice change up from plain old green beans, can't wait to try!

  10. I love green beans and this looks like a healthy yet interesting way to serve them. I think I will be trying this.

    I am trying to start a healthy lifestyle change link party and would be honoured if you could link up this over there.

  11. Thank you for linking this up at Foodie Friday!! I just adore green beans and making them this way is probably one of my favorite ways to enjoy green beans. You really bring out the flavor of the green beans. I gotta try adding almonds and lemon zest. I bet that is just perfect!!

  12. A similar dish is on my menu. My family loves green beans cooked simply with some shallot, butter, and a little olive oil. I love the presentation here!

  13. This looks awesome! I'm going to try this soon. I just need to get all the ingredients! I wish I have found it last night before I went grocery shopping this morning. Got you saved to favs!