These Roasted Green Beans with Lemon Herb Gremolata are an incredible side dish for fall and winter get togethers.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sprouts. I was compensated for my time, and all opinions are my own.
Who else loves green beans as a side dish?
Instead of doing a green bean casserole, or another simple side of steamed green beans with garlic butter for your Thanksgiving table this year, try roasting green beans and garlic together – which provides an additional depth of flavor to a family favorite.
While the green beans roast, you mince together a gremolata of parsley, pine nuts and lemon peel for brightness.
Gremolatas are a traditional Italian herb condiment – classically made of lemon zest, garlic, parsley and anchovy.
I left out the anchovy, since I don’t keep those on hand, but used the rest of the inspiration for this dish. I added pine nuts for some additional fat and protein, but feel free to substitute walnuts or even pecans if that’s what you have on hand.
Once everything is ready, you toss the roasted green beans with the gremolata to serve.
- 1 and ½ pounds green beans, trimmed
- 2 tablespoons Sprouts olive oil
- 5 minced garlic cloves
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons minced parsley
- 3 tablespoons minced pine nuts or walnuts
- 1 tablespoons minced lemon peel
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Toss green beans with olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Roast green beans for 25 minutes, tossing once midway through the cooking time.
- In the meantime, mince additional ingredients and mix together to make the gremolata.
- When the green beans are roasted, transfer them into a serving bowl. Scrape the additional oil and roasted garlic off of the roasting pan and combine it with the gremolata ingredients.
- Toss the green beans with over half of the gremolata, and sprinkle the rest on top for serving. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.
I hope this dish gives you some inspiration for how to mix up your Thanksgiving green bean side dish.