Lemon + Garlic Roasted Green Beans


Until recently I always thought I didn’t like green beans. I’d only ever had them boiled, which I find only serves to make them slimy and bland – ugh.

Roasted green beans, on the other hand, are a beautiful thing. Roasting allows you to easily add seasonings and gives them a slightly crisp texture. These lemon + garlic roasted green beans make a great side dish for just about any meal.

I took this recipe as an opportunity to try out some of the lemon infused rapeseed oil I picked up at the Good Food Show last weekend. The oil, from Scottish company Supernature, is produced just outside of Edinburgh and comes endorsed by Martin Wishart – not bad! I’ve added notes on substitutions within the recipe but if you’re in the market for something a little different I’d highly recommend checking out their range of infused oils.

Lemon + Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Yield: 4 servings

Lemon + Garlic Roasted Green Beans


  • 400g green beans
  • 1 tbsp lemon infused oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp coarse sea salt (or 1/2 tsp table salt)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°c. Trim the ends of the green beans and finely chop the garlic.
  2. In a bowl, toss the green beans, oil, garlic and sea salt together. Spread out evenly on a large baking tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes.


The lemon infused oil can be replaced by 1 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp lemon juice.

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