A simple and healthy side dish roasted to perfection. Lemon and parmesan come in clutch with nutty and tangy notes to keep a classic green beans dish fresh without complicating things.
Everyone needs a few side dishes they can make in minutes from memory without a second thought. On the other hand, that can get boring real fast. Luckily it can be so easy to spice things up in the kitchen.
This is one of my favorite twists on classic roasted green beans. It’s just enough of a change to keep things exciting, and it barely takes any extra effort. Besides that, I always have a wedge of Parmesan and some lemons on hand, and I highly recommend anyone who cooks to do the same. So no extra shopping if you decide to do it on a whim!
Savory and crunchy with just a twist of tang, this dish goes fantastically with fish and poultry. Don’t let that limit you though, as this side is so versatile. I’ve served it with everything from steak to creamy pastas.
One of the great things about fresh green beans is that they cook incredibly quickly, and fairly evenly. If you like them a little more crunchy (or you’re just really hungry), try cooking them for just 10 minutes.
On the other hand, green beans get this wonderful, soft, crisp-edged texture and get more savory as you brown them. So if you’re looking for comfort food, roast 20-25 minutes until they have brown spots.
Now, let’s get cooking!
So I ALWAYS put Parmesan cheese on my beans but I never thought of adding lemon! This sounds like such a delicious combination. That little bit of zest goes a long way I’m sure! Maybe I can make my husband enjoy green beans a little more with this recipe 😉 Thanks for the quick and easy side!
It’s hard to get my crew to eat green beans. Maybe this is worth goving a try!
we will have to try this- green beans are the only veggie my husband doesn’t love!
I love green beens, and these look delicious!
Stephanie Tenney says
I love this recipe. I am going to have to try it soon.