These Sea Salt Roasted Green Beans are delicious and so easy to make. A must try addition to your side dish dinner rotation.
Green beans are my family's favorite vegetable and I generally make them at least once a week. Our favorite way to eat them is steamed (fresh of course!) then sautéed with just a little butter and a small amount of vegetable or chicken broth.
I was trying to find a new way to make them and for me, simplicity is best so I made these Sea Salt Roasted Green Beans; which are made with a little extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper.
What is the difference between sea salt and table salt?
- Both have the same basic nutritional value, despite the fact that sea salt is often promoted as being healthier and also contain comparable amounts of sodium by weight.
- Sea salt has a coarse, crunchy texture and a stronger flavor; which makes it a favorite amongst chefs. It is also processed less than table salt and contains magnesium. It is produced through the evaporation of ocean water; which leaves behind certain trace minerals and elements. The minerals add flavor and color to sea salt, which also comes in a variety of coarseness levels like Himalayan Pink or Red Hawaiian Sea Salt.
- Table salt is typically mined from underground salt deposits and is more heavily processed to eliminate minerals and usually contains an additive to prevent clumping.
- Most table salt also has added iodine, an essential nutrient that helps maintain a healthy thyroid.
These green beans were delicious and so easy to make. I used fresh green beans and trimmed the ends first; however, I prefer Haricot Verts; which are French beans that are slimmer and longer.
I like them because unlike the regular beans, you don't have to trim the edges first which definitely saves you a few minutes of prep time.
How do you make Sea Salt Roasted Green Beans?
Once the green beans are trimmed and rinsed under cold water, toss them with some olive oil, sea salt (any color or texture is fine) and fresh ground black pepper.
Place them on a baking sheet and roast them for about 15 minutes (10 minutes if using Haricot Verts) until they are soft, yet slightly crisp.
My family and I really liked these Sea Salt Roasted Green Beans and the salt really brought out the flavor. I served these with Mojito Grilled Chicken (recipe coming soon!). ~Enjoy!
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Sea Salt Roasted Green Beans
- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ tablespoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Rinse the green beans under cold water, pat dry; then trim the ends.
- Add the beans, oil, salt and pepper to a medium size bowl; mix well.
- Place the beans on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
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Brenda Haines says
Oh yum!! I can't wait until my beans are done in my garden! 🙂
I love green beans, too, and I am going to try yours! My fav is slightly blanched green beans - still firm and crisp- drain water... add finely chopped garlic and really good olive oil over medium heat. Toss quickly till hot (bout 30 seconds!!) and serve!! Oh My Gosh, this one made me a green been lover.
Carrie's Experimental Kitchen says
Those sound perfect Valerie and I also love them with a bit of a crunch! Thanks for stopping by.
What a delicious and simple side for summer!!
Carrie's Experimental Kitchen says
Simple is best and oh so tasty too!