Enjoy this easy and healthy recipe for vegan green beans on any occasion. Made with garlic and lemon, these roasted green beans are a tasty way to add variety in the way you serve this delicious vegetable!
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How to Roast Vegan Green Beans
This is a straight forward recipe so there isn’t much to say. However, I want to provide a couple tips for how to roast tasty vegan green beans.
First, use some olive oil. This is a heart-healthy oil choice and provides delicious flavour. Fats are important they make a meal more satisfying and tasty, plus they help with nutrient absorption!
Second, the recipe calls to roast the beans in lemon juice. Since lemon juice is acidic, this creates a reaction that makes the green beans loose some colour as they cook.
If the colour of your beans is important, preserve it by tossing the beans with lemon juice after they’re done roasting. They still brown in the oven, but will maintain a brighter green colour without the acid of the lemon!
Create a Unique Green Bean Dish with 2 Substitutions
Sometimes I want a quick and simple dinner. Lately, when this is the case, I eat garlic roasted vegetables with baked tofu. Along with a cooked grain (ex. rice, quinoa), you can easily create a quick and healthy vegan dinner.
To add variety to this recipe and create a completely different flavour profile, use sesame oil in place of olive oil, and lime juice in place of lemon. The sesame oil and lime flavor combination is fantastic when you want a quick side dish to serve with a simple tofu recipe!
I hope you enjoy the simplicity of this vegan green bean recipe. Even though it’s simple, it’s very tasty!
If you make this recipe, be sure to share your creation on social media and tag me @lettucevegout because I’d love to see it!
Vegan Green Beans Roasted with Garlic and Lemon
- Cutting Board
- Baking tray
- Silicone baking mat
- 680 g/ 24 oz (about 4 C) green beans , trimmed
- 3 cloves garlic
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt to taste (about ¼ - ½ tsp)
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
- Trim ends off the green beans.
- Finely mince the garlic.
- Spread the green beans out onto a baking tray covered with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Toss the green beans with the garlic, 1 tbsp olive oil, juice of ½ lemon and salt to taste.
- Bake for 20 minutes, tossing halfway through.
- Optional to add lemon juice after baking.