Roasted Green Beans with Olives, Sundried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Roasted Green Beans tossed with kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese. This easy side dish takes minutes to throw together and you can even roast these green beans at the last-minute while you finish setting the dinner table. My family loves many vegetables roasted, such as corn on the cob, brussels sprouts and of course these green beans. The kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese mingle together to create a side dish that you family will be begging you to make again and again.
Roasted Green Beans with Olives, Sundried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb green beans, stem ends snapped off
  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato oil
  • 1 teaspoon sun-dried tomato oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, quartered lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoon minced fresh oregano leaves
  • table salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
Directions:

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position; heat oven to 450 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine green beans, 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato oil and ½ teaspoon salt; toss to coat evenly. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and distribute in even layer. Roast 10 minutes.
  3. Remove Baking sheet from oven. Using tongs, redistribute beans, continue roasting until beans are dark golden brown in spots and have started to shrivel, 10 to 12 minutes longer.
  4. While green beans are roasting combine 1 teaspoon sun-dried tomato oil, lemon juice, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, and fresh oregano in a medium bowl. Add beans; toss well to combine, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving bowl, top with ½ c crumbled goat cheese and serve.
Source: adapted from Lora’s Recipes, originally from Cook’s Illustrated

14 Responses to “Roasted Green Beans with Olives, Sundried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese”

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    Megan Chromik — April 26, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    What a wonderful way to add a whole lot of flavor to green beans. And great presentation too!

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    Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow — April 26, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    Yum! Looks absolutely scrumptious!

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    Shaz (Feedingmykidsbetter) — April 26, 2011 @ 8:54 am

    Looks like a winning combination. Yum :)

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    The Food Hound — April 26, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    This looks AWESOME! I love green beans, but they are so boring after a while… snip, steam, toss with butter and salt. And when it’s a side dish, I’m way more into roasting b/c the oven does the work for you! I will totally try this- figures it’s awesome b/c it came from Cook’s Illustrated. Love that mag!

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    katshealthcorner — April 26, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL COLORS! :D

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — April 26, 2011 @ 11:19 am

    I have just a couple green bean recipes and could really use some more. This looks like a great one, especially because it has goat cheese. Yum.

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — April 26, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    i love love green beans!!! recipe looks great sweet pea :)

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    Jenny — April 26, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    How yummy, I love olives :)

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    sensiblecooking — April 26, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    Perfect side dish for any occasion.

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    Lisa @ Tarte du Jour — April 26, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    Colorful and healthy…. a very inviting way to serve up vegetables!!

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    Sara — April 27, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    We usually just steam green beans and add a vinaigrette, but roasting them sounds amazing, too!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — April 27, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    Fantatsic way to dress up green beans! Looks delicious!

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    Mary Squires — April 27, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    I love roasted green beans. The flavor is so much more powerful. The Kalamata olives are a great additions.

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    Honey @ Honey, What's Cooking — April 27, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    The presentation on this is beautiful. Looks so healthy and delicious.
    :-)

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