My favorite method to prepare vegetables is roasting. I love the way the flavor is released in the roasting process. I adding garlic for extra flavor along with pine nuts for crunch making the green beans a special side dish. You can also use other veggies for this dish. Asparagus, broccoli and fingerling potatoes to name a few work well roasted with garlic and pine nuts. Cooking is all about being creative with mixing delicious combinations of spices and flavors to your own liking. Experiment is the best way to improve your cooing skills and confidence.
Roasted Green Bean with Garlic and Pine Nuts
1 lb. cleaned green beans
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cloves garlic, sliced in half
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup pine nuts, roasted
Preheat oven 400F. Toss green beans with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Place in baking dish. Top with pine nuts. Roast beans until slightly shriveled and have brown spots, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve at room temperature.