Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Roasted Green Beans with Lemon, Pine Nuts & Parmigiano

Even in the dead heat of summer, I'm still fond of roasting vegetables. Turn on the air and turn on the oven. My favorite veggies take on a new flavor when roasted, and I'm addicted.

Green beans tossed with garlic, lemon zest, olive oil and a little S&P are roasted to perfection. But when you add a few other goodies... toasted pine nuts, Parmigiano, lemon juice and more zest... the dish becomes rather addicting: Roasted Green Beans with Lemon, Pine Nuts and Parmigiano.

Too often I steam up green beans or broccoli, or do a simple saute of zucchini to serve as a side to our main dishes. Blah, blah, blah. Boring. This little side dish has a little pizzazz in it, and it's terrific to serve with simply grilled meat.

This delicious recipe can be found HERE.

Like I said before, I'm addicted to roasting veggies... so you might also enjoy these successful roasted vegetable recipes that I've tried and enjoyed...
Roasted Asparagus w/ Balsamic- Browned Butter
Roasted Glazed Brussel Sprouts
Roasted Cauliflower w/ Tomato & Green Olives
Slow- Roasted Plum Tomatoes
Roasted Autumn Vegetables
Roasted Winter Squash w/ Brown Butter & Sage

27 comments:

Jan said...

They look absolutely delish, Lori. A great combination of flavors.

Emiline said...

See! Now this is what I want. When my parents fix green beans, they slow cook them. I can't eat them like that anymore. Can't do it, nope.

These look great!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

You have no idea how much I love pine nuts! They make anything special, don't they?

VeggieGirl said...

I too adore roasting vegetables, no matter HOW hot it is outside - yum!! Love your dish, with the succulent flavors and addition of pine nuts!

Erinn said...

I'm with you, I just roasted fennel and carrots the other night, heat be damned! I love the flavor combo you have here and adding pinenuts sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Maria said...

Ok, I have to go find some green beans. This dish looks so tasty! I love the addition of pine nuts!

Adam said...

I'm guilty of the quick sautee too... and I'll admit it gets a little boring. I need to take it up a notch too :) Now with these green beans, I'll have to create new notches on the scale :)

Cakebrain said...

I love roasting all my veggies too; usually with olive oil and lots of garlic! your green beans look so good!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Those beens look great, and would probably get anybody to eat their daily dose of greens!

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Jenny said...

I have been so into fresh beans lately. This recipe looks like a real winner!

Rosie said...

Those beans are crying out to me to try!! Oh boy they do look so good!!

Rosie x

Grace said...

if someone asked me three ways to improve green beans, i'd say roast 'em, top 'em with cheese, or make dilly beans. you've done two of the three here, so i'm obviously smitten. :)

Kristen said...

I think roasted veggies is the best way to go. Even veggies that my kids don't like.. if I put some kosher salt and pepper on them and roast them, they get gobbled up!

Ivy said...

Wow, I've never seen green beans cooked in such an appealing way before. You've made me drool.

Deborah said...

I don't think I've ever had roasted green beans. I need to remedy that soon!!

Dawn said...

I hate to sound like everyone else, but I love pine nuts too. And you put some serious chunks of garlic in there! Awesome

Prudy said...

I would rather have a roasted green bean then a french fry. They're addictive and totally delicious.

Leslie said...

Yum..I love fresh green beans tossed up like that!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

Roasted anything is heavenly hot.

Lina said...

roasted beans are the beeeeeeeest!

white on rice couple said...

We totally agree! Even when it's hotter than heck out side, we'll turn on the oven. Some might think it's crazy, but the taste of roasted veggies is awesome! Especially in summer, when the produce is best!

We'll have to get some green beens soon for another summer roast. Thanks! Looks yummy!

Manggy said...

Ah, lemon and green beans-- a classic combination! :)

canarygirl said...

OH my GAWD. Is it wrong of me to want roasted green beans for breakfast? Because I would totally have a big old plate of these right NOW. Excellent, excellent recipe! :D

Aggie said...

Great idea! Love this dish! I get so bored of steamed veggies, love roasting them instead. Don't do it often with green beans, love all the add ins!

Heather said...

ohh those look delicious! i love green beans, and pine nuts, and lemon... and everything in this :)

hot garlic said...

Yum! Yes, this certainly looks like the opposite of boring!

cook eat FRET said...

thanks for the reminder how i can make green beans that i would love...

this is a PERFECT recipe.