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. Hi! Came over from Made By You Monday! This looks great! Would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party going on now!

  6. 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!

  7. 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-

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

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. HI! thanks for linking up to last weeks tasty tuesday party at nap-time creations. Just wanted to let you know I am featuring this recipe at this weeks party. Please stop by and grab a featured button!

  13. 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!!

  14. 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!

  15. 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!