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Roasted Garlic Green Beans

    A quick and easy veggie side dish recipe, steamed green beans are tossed with roasted garlic and fresh lemon juice.

    Roasted Garlic Green Beans

    Weeknight side dish recipes can quickly get into “rut territory”, am I right? You know what I’m talking about – where you cook the same two or three vegetables, in the same exact way, night after night, almost on autopilot.

    Liz Steaming Green Beans

    While there’s nothing wrong with sticking to easy cooking techniques you’re familiar with, there are a few easy ways you can transform a ho-hum side dish into something magical.

    Wrapping Garlic in Foil to Roast

    My secret weapon? Roasted garlic! Easy to make and full of flavor, you simply drizzle a whole head of garlic with olive oil, salt and pepper then roast until sweet, soft and caramelized.

    Roasting Garlic in Oven Recipe

    Follow my step-by-step tutorial on how to roast garlic cloves in the oven to learn how to make yourself!

    Liz Tossing Green Beans

    Once you’ve roasted up a bunch of garlic cloves, they are perfect for tossing in with steamed veggies (such as these green beans!), pasta, soups, salad dressings and more.

    Roasted Garlic Green Beans Recipe

    While we always love green beans (my youngest is obsessed!), this recipe would work great with just about any vegetable you have on hand or is in season including asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower and more.

    Liz Eating Garlic Green Beans
    Quick Green Beans Recipe

    For a bit of brightness and acidity, I also toss in a little fresh lemon juice. If you don’t have any on hand, rice vinegar or lime juice or balsamic would work well also.

    Roasted Garlic Green Beans Side Dish Recipe

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    Easy Roasted Garlic Green Beans Recipe

    Roasted Garlic Green Beans

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    A quick and easy veggie side dish recipe, steamed green beans are tossed with roasted garlic and fresh lemon juice.
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 10 mins
    TOTAL: 15 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 1 pound green beans (trimmed)
    • 8 cloves roasted garlic (lightly minced)
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon chili flakes


    • Place a steamer basket into a medium stock pot filled with 2-3 inches of water. Bring water to a boil then place green beans on top of steamer basket. Cover pot with lid and steam until green beans are crisp-tender, about 5-6 minutes.
    • Toss steamed green beans with roasted garlic, lemon juice, salt and chili flakes. 


    Calories: 46kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 302mgPotassium: 263mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 855IUVitamin C: 18.6mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1.3mg

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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