There is nothing like farm fresh green beans— a little sweet, a little snappy.
Green beans, while seemingly common are actually a great and underestimated health food. String beans are rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, manganese and beta-carotene, which provide a direct benefit to our heart health. Green beans are also high in vitamin K, a nutrient imperative to the blood clotting process and to supporting healthy bones.
Try them in your salad, in a stir fry or snack on them right out of the bag.
Roasted Garlic Green Beans
1lb Green Beans
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Olive Oil
2 teaspoons White Balsamic Vinegar
*Salt & Pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread green beans and garlic on lined baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar, stir gently. Sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Roast in oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.
Image and Recipe from The Sassy Dietician.