A recent trip to the farmer’s market led me to purchase some fresh green beans and garlic.



1 1/2 -2 lbs fresh green beans

1-2 tbsp oil

2-3 cloves of garlic, fresh and chopped/diced

few squeezes of lemon (optional but highly recommended)

sprinkle of black pepper/red pepper flakes to taste



Rinse green beans well under cold water and chop off ends.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Line foil on a large baking sheet, I had to use two, and spread evenly.  Pour oil, spices, lemon, and garlic on the beans and then mix them until all is evenly incorporated.

I bet this would be excellent with rosemary too.

Place in oven for about 20-40 minutes, or until slightly browned and kind of soft, but still a bit crunchy if you like that. Make sure to stir around every 15 minutes or so and even alternate oven racks (if you’re using more than one pan) so it can cook evenly. You can cook them to your preference, really crunchy (less time), or really soft (more time).

Take out and let cool.

Eat. Perfect as a side dish or a snack.