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Oven Roasted Green Beans

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I love the combination of lemon and capers.  I’ve had it many times in pasta dishes, but never thought to try it with fresh veggies. Today I was feeling creative and decided to give it a try.  I had a huge bag of green beans that I wasn’t sure what to do with so I just figured I’d wing it.  Luckily, they turned out to be delicious.  If you don’t care for capers, you can easily exclude them, but I think they are perfect pair perfect with the lemon to create a salty-tangy taste.   I will definitely be making these again. I had them as a snack, but they would make a great side dish for any meal.  The best part is they took less than 30 minutes to make!dsc_0365

Oven Roasted Green Beans

Ingredients:

1 lb. fresh green beans

1 lemon

3 tbsp. capers

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tbsp olive oil

Salt & pepper

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Clean and trim the green beans.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the green beans evenly.
  3. Zest and juice the lemon.  In a bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, zest and olive oil. Drizzle across the green beans.
  4. Sprinkle the capers and minced garlic over the green beans. Add salt & pepper according to taste.
  5. Roast for 15-20 minutes, turning the beans after ten minutes.

Guten Appetit!

 

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