Lemon Garlic Green Beans

Lemon Garlic Green Beans | Vibrant Life Army Wife

This recipe is so easy I almost didn’t post it. But then my husband kept raving about how these were the best green beans ever so I figured I’d be doing y’all a disservice if I withheld this from you. Plus everyone needs an easy veggie side dish right? My mom used to make green beans all the time using beans she grew in her own garden. I think she would just microwave them in some butter with a crap ton of Johnny’s seasoning on top and despite the dairy and the MSG filled seasoning, I absolutely loved them! No offense mom, but I think these are even better…

Lemon Garlic Green Beans

I don’t think there is an easier or more delicious way to cook green beans than roasting them. There’s no standing over the hot stove and you don’t have to worry about them getting mushy from boiling or steaming. Plus there is just so much flavor! You just stick them in the oven, wait a little bit, and then out pops perfectly cooked green beans with that slight char that caramelizes the naturally occurring sugars and makes them taste oh so good. Just don’t burn them! I suppose that wouldn’t taste so good.

Lemon Garlic Green Beans

These green beans taste great with everything from roasted chicken thighs to burgers. So the next time you’re wondering what to serve with that juicy steak or those grilled pork chops, give these beans a try. I promise you won’t regret it!

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Lemon Garlic Green Beans
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Serves: 2-4
  • 12 oz green beans
  • 1½ Tbs melted ghee (or other fat of choice)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Add green beans and minced garlic to a large bowl and toss with ghee and salt to coat
  3. Roast for about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through, or until desired doneness
  4. Toss green beans with lemon juice and add more salt to taste

Note: I like my green beans on the charred side so if you prefer a more al dente bean, just reduce the cooking team. And make sure to check on them about halfway through and again as they get close to being done because every oven is different so cooking times may vary slightly.

What’s your favorite way to cook veggies? Let me know in the comments below. And as always I’d love to hear if you make any of my recipes so leave me a comment here, on facebook, or on instagram!

In vibrant health,


10 thoughts on “Lemon Garlic Green Beans

  1. Rebecca Ann

    I just found your blog and love all of the recipes. I just wanted to let you know my boyfriend and I made these with dinner tonight, added thyme, and they were AMAZING. Definitely something we’ll be making again and again. Thank-you for the recipe!

    1. Kiersten Post author

      I’m so glad you liked them. They are definitely one of my favorite easy side dishes. I’ll have to try adding thyme next time. That sounds fantastic!

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